BorgWarner presented its commercial vehicle electrification portfolio to international media during a press conference held at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover, Germany, and also announced the acquisition of Hubei Surpass Sun Electric.
Paul Farrell, Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, and Harry Husted, Chief Technology Officer, presented BorgWarner’s Charging Forward business strategy and introduced the company’s latest electric commercial vehicle (eCV) innovations. The range of BorgWarner products that streamline the electrification of commercial vehicles continues to grow, covering multiple areas of electric propulsion including battery systems, electric motors, integrated drive modules, power electronics, and thermal management solutions.
BorgWarner presented a series of new solutions at IAA, such as the high-energy flat battery system, which features novel flat module architecture. It has a height of <120mm to adapt to the underbody architectures of electrified lightweight commercial vehicles and buses. The company also presented its new modular high-voltage eFan system, which can be combined with either existing cooling fans or new customized fan designs to achieve highest efficiency and lowest noise. A powerful electric motor is combined with an inverter to provide a continuous output of 40kW between 550V and 850V to cool components such as the fuel cell, traction motor, electric brake, or the battery pack in battery-electric or fuel-cell commercial vehicles. The robust and fully encapsulated design enables reliable long-term operation even under extreme conditions.
BorgWarner to acquire charging business of Hubei Surpass Sun Electric
BorgWarner and Hubei Surpass Sun Electric (SSE) announced that they have entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement under which BorgWarner has agreed to acquire the Electric Vehicle Solution, Smart Grid and Smart Energy businesses of SSE. Recently, BorgWarner acquired Santroll and Rhombus as well.
Headquartered in Xiangyang, Hubei province, China, SSE’s electrification business supplies patented electric vehicle charging solutions to customers in China and more than 70 other countries. SSE has delivered over 50,000 charging points and has led the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of more than 250 charging station sites. SSE’s charging and electrification capabilities in China are expected to complement BorgWarner’s existing capabilities in Europe and North America. SSE’s 2022 revenues for the electrification business are expected to be approximately RMB 180 million.