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FEATURE ARTICLE
Major Automakers Transform Design & Manufacturing Operations on Accelerated Path to
e-Propulsion - Part 2 of 2
development of electric motors in-house will allow its engineers
to further optimize electric motors and the entire electric
driveline, making further gains in energy efficiency and overall
performance.
In November, the company opened
a new electric motor lab in Shanghai,
the latest addition to its global
network of facilities for the development
and testing of electric car
components. The lab comes in addition
to ongoing e-motor development
in Gothenburg, Sweden and
advanced battery labs in China and
Sweden.
Stator production at BMW's expanding e-drive plant in Germany
Major automakers are transforming their design and manufacturing
operations as they quicken their path to building out lineups
of electric vehicle models. The transition will have profound
impact on the use of magnets and magnetic technology, focused
primarily on permanent magnet motors for propulsion instead of
combustion engines.
This is Part 2 of our look at how electrification plans are taking
shape at the major automotive OEMs worldwide, particularly for
e-powertrains. Part 1 detailed the paths of Daimler and Volkswagen.
This part explores the moves of Volvo, BMW, Ford, Jaguar
Land Rover, Tata Motors, General Motors and Toyota.
Unlike some auto makers who will rely on the new breed of epowertrain
suppliers to handle motor design and manufacture,
Swedish automaker Volvo and BMW of Germany are examples
of companies that plan to keep certain things close, especially
motor development. The strategy at both is to forge a competitive
edge using their motor competency.
" There is no long-term future for cars
with an internal combustion engine, "
asserts Henrik Green, chief technology
officer at Volvo Cars. " We
are firmly committed to becoming
an electric-only car maker and the
transition should happen by 2030. It
will allow us to meet the expectations
of our customers and be a part of the
solution when it comes to fighting
climate change. "
BMW's Competence Center for E-Drive Production in Dingolfing
Henrik Green, CTO at Volvo
Cars
" Through in-house design and development, we can fine-tune
our e-motors to ever better levels, " he says. " By constantly
improving their overall performance levels in terms of energy
efficiency and comfort, we create an electric driving experience
that is unique to Volvo. " E-motors enable hallmark features that
electric cars are known for, the company notes, such as instant
acceleration and one-pedal driving, whereby drivers use the
gas pedal both for acceleration and deceleration, depending on
whether they push in or lift their foot off the pedal. Bringing the
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BMW Group is one automaker firmly committed to in-house
design and manufacture of its motor and drive systems. At its
largest European manufacturing location in Dingolfing, BMW
recently established its Competence Centre for E-Drive Production.
Having produced electric powertrain components there
since 2013, BMW is now expanding its capacity significantly and
has begun production of the new, highly integrated BMW e-drive,
which combines the electric motor, transmission and power electronics
in a central housing.
At the center, it will produce electric powertrain components such
as battery modules, high-voltage batteries and electric motors
on eight production lines initially, with four additional lines to be
added later.
" We continue to ramp up electromobility and set standards for
the transformation of our industry, " said Oliver Zipse, chairman of
the board of management of BMW AG when the expansion was
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Volvo opens new electric
motor lab in Shanghai
The Shanghai lab will mainly focus on electric motor development
for use in fully electric and hybrid cars based on the company's
forthcoming SPA 2 modular vehicle architecture. It is aiming
for 50 per cent of its sales to be fully electric vehicles by 2025
with the rest hybrids, and to be fully electric by 2030.
BMW focuses on design and manufacturing
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