BorgWarner achieved a prestigious 2nd place with its integrated drive module, the iDM

03 Oct 2022

 Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has selected BorgWarner’s iDM146 integrated drive module (iDM) to power an additional A-segment electric vehicle platform, which means the creation of a new business, with production expected to begin in the third quarter of 2024. The great advantage of the technology is that it has a modular design, can be easily adjusted to different customer needs, and provides high performance density and efficiency.

“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, 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.”

The iDM146 is a 146mm OD unit capable of peak power of 135kW and has an internal permanent magnet electric motor. Its structure is modular, it is possible to scale the performance and torque output according to the customer’s needs, providing the customer with the best possible experience.

BorgWarner’s iDM146 Integrated Drive Module (iDM)

Borgwagner Automotive Inc. was spun off in 1993 from Borg-WarnerSecurity Corporation, founded in 1928. Between 2006 and 2014, it grew rapidly, opened plants in several locations such as South Korea, France, Germany, China, Hungary, Poland, India, Brazil, Portugal, Mexico and Thailand.

In 2015, it launched the electric drive module, eDM, and in 2016, it introduced the first integrated electric drive module, iDM, to the electric car market.

Borgwagner bought Sevron in 2017 and then also entered into Autotech Ventures, with which the company aimed to gain access to new technologies and global start-ups. Also in 2017, it developed and launched a key technology to support the heating of hybrid and electric vehicles. This solution provides heating in the passenger compartment while also enabling excellent energy management for increased battery range.

Borgwagner aims to create a more energy efficient and beautiful future by designing and providing mobility solutions that reduce energy consumption and emissions.

Hyundai is serious about Borgwagner. At its 2022 investor day, it revealed how the automaker is planning its electric vehicle strategy. Hyundai plans to sell 1.87 million electric cars annually by 2030, aiming to capture 7% of the global BEV market.

Hyundai CEO Jaehoon Chang spoke optimistically about the future:

„Hyundai is successfully accelerating its transition to electrification and becoming a global leader in EVs despite a challenging business enviroment caused by the global chip shortage and ongoing pandemic.”


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