AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — BorgWarner announces another eGearDrive transmission application on the all-electric CODA sedan, scheduled for introduction in California in 2010. Ideally suited for full performance electric vehicles on either front-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive transverse driveline applications, the BorgWarner 31-03 eGearDrive(TM) single-speed transmission delivers high torque capacity, high efficiency, and low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in a compact package. Paired with a UQM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (NYSE Amex: UQM) PowerPhase(R) electric propulsion system, the BorgWarner eGearDrive(TM) transmission will propel the five-passenger CODA sedan at highway speeds while providing maximum powertrain efficiency.
“BorgWarner’s 31-03 eGearDrive is a purpose built, high performance transmission that can be broadly adapted to a variety of electric propulsion systems,” said John Sanderson, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems. “Designed for fast-to-market implementation, we expect this eGearDrive transmission to accelerate growth in the all-electric and hybrid electric vehicle segments.”
In addition to providing primary drive for front-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, BorgWarner eGearDrive systems enable launch assist, energy recovery, and AWD performance for the secondary-driven axle on any type of vehicle. Also available is an optional electronically actuated park lock system as well as various electronic driveline disconnect systems.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., CODA Automotive is an all-electric car and battery company. The company designs, brands, markets and distributes electric vehicles utilizing a strategy that allows CODA Automotive to develop vehicles rapidly in a flexible manner, avoiding the traditionally capital-intensive nature of the automobile business. Through its exclusive transportation battery joint venture with Lishen Power Battery, China’s main state-owned battery manufacturer, CODA is also a leading designer and large-scale manufacturer of power battery systems.
“BorgWarner’s commitment to excellence and leadership position in the powertrain component business made the company an ideal transmission supplier for the all-electric CODA,” said Kevin Czinger, President & CEO CODA Automotive. “We’re looking forward to working with BorgWarner.”
BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems produces highly engineered drivetrain technologies for the global vehicle industry. Key product segments include: Dual clutch modules; wet friction clutch components and systems; mechatronic transmission control modules; electro-hydraulic solenoid valves; mechanical clutch assemblies; all-wheel drive couplings, transfer cases and software/controls; and electric vehicle transmissions. These systems improve fuel economy and performance while enhancing vehicle stability. BorgWarner Drivetrain Systems is a trusted supplier to virtually every major light vehicle and automatic transmission producer in the world today.