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FEATURE ARTICLE

Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated
e-Powertrain Manufacturers - Part 2
Acquisitions have been key in electrifying the company's product range and capabilities, particularly in batteries and electric
drive trains. A new battery system developed in collaboration
with Futavis was also shown last year, following on Deutz acquiring the German battery specialist Futavis in 2019.
Its prowess in electric motor technology was bolstered by the
acquisition of e-boat motor manufacturer Torqeedo.

At Deutz, long known for its roots as a diesel engine manufacturer, the company's E-Deutz strategy brings hybrid and fully
electric powertrains integrated into a comprehensive mix of all
options. Now, under the banner of 'Revolutionizing Power " , the
Cologne-based company combines diesel, gas, hybrid, electric
and hydrogen technologies to provide its OEM customers whatever power mode is desired.
Deutz is repositioning its drive system portfolio and will be offering a modular range of different technologies in the future.
The new modular product kit makes it possible for diesel, gas,
hybrid and electric drive systems to be individually configured
and fitted precisely according to OEM specifications.
Last year, it unveiled an all-electric concept for telescopic material handlers which was developed in collaboration with JLG.
The compact 360-volt drive system uses a split drive comprising two 40 kW electric motors, one for driving and one for the
hydraulics in the telescopic arm.
As is typical for electric engines, the system delivers instant
torque, making the machine even more dynamic. Deutz' new
1.2 hybrid engine combines a highly compact three-cylinder
diesel engine with a capacity of 1.2 liters and a 48-volt electric
motor.

Along with bringing advanced motor and drive technology to
the parent company, as a full Deutz subsidiary Torqeedo offers outboards from 1 to 80 HP, inboards from 40 to 80 HP,
pod drives from 5 to 20 HP, a saildrive with 40 HP, and hybrid
drives for yachts up to 160 HP (see more in separate article on
Torqeedo).
Dr. Frank Hiller, chairman of the Deutz
board of management, explains: " When
tackling the challenge of making drive
solutions sustainable for the future,
we always keep our minds open to all
technologies. Our approach builds on
intelligent combinations of electric drives
and internal combustion engines that
offer the potential to be operated in a
carbon-neutral manner in the future using
sustainable fuels. "

Dr. Frank Hiller

The goal of the modular product strategy is to be able to react
more flexibly and faster to technological developments. The
benefit of modularization is reflected in a reduction of design
and development expenditures while ensuring a shorter timeto-market. In a modular world, only the relevant components
or modules that are subject to technological advancement are
adjusted, not the entire system.

E-Deutz hybrid powertrain

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Magnetics Business & Technology * May/June 2021

In December, Magna International took its e-powertrain efforts
(see earlier article about Magna on Magnetics Magazine website) a step further by forging a joint venture with LG Electronics
to manufacture e-motors, inverters and on-board chargers and,
for certain automakers, related e-drive systems. Tentatively
called LG Magna e-Powertrain, the new company marries
Magna's strength in electric powertrain systems and automotive
manufacturing with LG's expertise in component development
for e-motors and inverters.
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Editor’s Choice/ Features
Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
Research & Development
Product News
Industry News
Annual Industry Resource Guide
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Perseverance Lands on Mars with maxon Precision Motors Aboard
Visions
Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Cover1
Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Cover2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Editor’s Choice/ Features
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
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