BorgWarner positive on hybrid car growth in China

By CARSIFU | 15 February 2019

DETROIT: BorgWarner Inc has projected growth of up to 6% in the next three years, largely due to a growing demand for hybrid vehicles in China.

The global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles said it has a three-year net new business backlog of US$2 billion to US$2.4 billion, with about 50% of that expected to be from China.

About 70% of the net new business backlog are expected to come from hybrid vehicles, followed by 20% from combustion engined vehicles and 10% from electric vehicles.

BorgWarner has estimated that by 2023 it will have content on about half of the hybrids and over 30 percent of the electric vehicles (EV) produced globally.

BorgWarner is a leading supplier of 48-volt mild hybrid technologies with an expanding lineup of products, including the eBooster electrically driven compressor, eFan, and efficient motor generator units.

BorgWarner’s high-performance 48V electric fan portfolio creates a foundation for current and future automotive cooling requirements including mild and plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicles.

The 48V light weight eFan delivers high airflow with minimal speed and low noise. The innovative integral motor concept with active cooling permits operating temperatures of up to 120 degrees Celsius (248 degrees Fahrenheit) which results in an extended operating life.

With a potential power range of 500W to 1,500W, 48V eFans are a solution for passenger cars, sport utility vehicles or light commercial hybrid and electric vehicles.

The company was also one of the first to launch a fully integrated electric drive module (eDM) by combining two of its superior EV components: the powerful High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 250 electric motor and eGearDrive electric-drive transmission.

As a result, the eDM is a compact, easy-to-install, high-efficiency solution that features class-leading power and torque to enable more miles per charge for battery-powered and P4 (the hybrid motor is located on the rear axle of the front-wheel-drive vehicle) hybrid vehicles.