Magna is taking electrification to the next level of efficiency and range to
help meet evolving customer requirements. Today, the company has announced
it has been awarded a high-volume contract with a Europe-based Global
Premium OEM to supply its new eDrive system (eDS Mid). The eDrive is planned
for 2027 model SUVs/sedans, with production expected to begin in 2026.
eDS Mid eDrive System
“The electrified powertrain technologies of the future are being developed
today. We are embracing the challenge to innovate and bring to market
scalable technology solutions that our customers require,” said Diba Ilunga,
President Magna Powertrain. “This new business marks an important milestone
in our electrification strategy as we continue to consistently pursue new
innovations and solutions to drive the rapidly growing EV sector forward.
Magna’s eDS Mid is a compact, high-speed e-motor that offers a scalable
power range from 100 kW to 140 kW, optimized for 800V. As a high-voltage
eDrive system for electric AWD applications, it enables fast reconnecting
through a new decoupling system and delivers a highly-efficient inverter
with Silicon Carbide (SiC) technology which contributes to best-in-class
efficiency, drivability and safety.
It also delivers up to 2,000 Nm of torque and weighs less than 72 kg,
delivering less weight and volume in packaging compared to other available
products in the market.
Production of the eDrive system will be at the company’s powertrain
facilities in Kechnec, Slovakia, and Lannach, Austria.
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive
space. We are a mobility technology company with a global,
entrepreneurial-minded team of over 168,000 employees and an organizational
structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 65+ years of expertise,
and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches
nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing
mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 343
manufacturing operations and 88 product development, engineering and sales
centres spanning 29 countries.