Hyundai extends deal for BorgWarner Integrated Drive Module


Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has selected BorgWarner’s iDM146 integrated drive module (iDM) to power an additional A-segment electric vehicle platform, scheduled to start production in the third quarter of 2024. This new business was awarded based on BorgWarner’s iDM technology, its prior iDM win with HMC on another A-segment electric vehicle, and the long-standing relationship between the two companies.

BorgWarner’s iDM146 is comprised of an interior permanent magnet (IPM) electric motor with a 146mm stator outer diameter, equipped with high-voltage hairpin (HVH) technology for high power density and efficiency, as well as an inverter with a Viper power module, both integrated with a quiet and efficient reduction gearset. The unit is designed for 400V systems, and according to  BorgWarner it typically produces a peak power output of 135kW, although its modular design allows power and torque output to be scaled to individual customer requirements.

“Our partnership with the Hyundai Motor Company spans two decades, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship by supplying our latest technology for the company’s newest electrification project,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Our iDM proved an ideal fit for the customers’ electric propulsion system during our first EV collaboration, and we look forward to contributing industry-leading electrification solutions to assist the company in meeting its future sustainability goals.”

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