GKN Automotive has introduced what it says is the world’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring.
GKN Automotive has introduced what it says is the world’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring.

GKN Automotive has introduced what it says is the world’s first battery electric vehicle (BEV) with a two-speed transmission and torque vectoring. The GTD19 demonstrator, which is based on a standard Jeep Renegade, is undergoing testing at GKN’s annual winter testing programe in Arjeplog, Sweden.

The GTD19 is equipped with an two-speed ‘eTransmission’ and smart shifting strategy and GKN’s eAxle’s coaxial format.

‘This new technology demonstrator showcases how we are evolving and improving integrated eDrive technologies to help OEMs further improve efficiency, safety and driving dynamics,’ said Hannes Prenn, COO of GKN ePowertrain. ‘Within the last year, we have seen a 40% increase in the value of our eDrive order book, rising from £2 billion at the end of 2017 to confirmed business now worth £3 billion.’

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