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BorgWarner Talks Hybrids, Electric Trucks at NACV Show

September 25, 2017

BorgWarner offers the growing hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market a broad product portfolio to help meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. Image: BorgWarner
BorgWarner offers the growing hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market a broad product portfolio to help meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. Image: BorgWarner

ATLANTA — BorgWarner expects the hybrid and electric commercial vehicle market to see a 32.9% compound annual growth rate, increasing from 49,000 units in 2017 to 115,000 units in 2020. The company based its forecast on the Global Commercial Vehicle Engine, Aftertreatment and Transmission Forecast Annual report by Knibb, Gormezano and Partners (KGP).

BorgWarner says it is already offering the commercial market a broad product portfolio in this segment to help fleets meet emissions regulations and fuel economy goals. It is showcasing its range of combustion, hybrid and electric technologies this week at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show, in Atlanta.

 “The growth drivers in commercial vehicle propulsion systems are changing. While environmental impact and fuel economy continue to be key concerns, truck and transit fleets are now confronted with new challenges from a growing list of urban areas where combustion engines are restricted due to zero-emissions zones and noise-sensitive areas,” said Christopher P. Thomas, chief technology officer, BorgWarner. “BorgWarner’s latest technologies will help bring new, cleaner hybrid and electric options to larger fleet vehicles.”

Featuring High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) stator winding technology, BorgWarner’s HVH410 and HVH250 electric motors provide a power output of up to 402 horsepower and peak efficiencies of over 95%. HVH410 electric motors deliver a maximum torque of  1,475 lb.-ft. for class 7 and 8 hybrid and electric applications, while HVH250 electric motors deliver a maximum torque of 314 lb.-ft.

In addition, BorgWarner’s 48-volt high-efficiency motor/generators provide high system efficiency and improved energy recovery capability to meet increasing power demands.

BorgWarner’s eBooster electrically driven compressor has already been applied within the market and is designed for smaller commercial engines with less than 5 liters of displacement. A larger unit is also in development for engines with up to 13 liters of displacement.

BorgWarner’s eTurbo technology is designed to generate power for recharging vehicle batteries. The eTurbo is being developed in two sizes to serve both small and large commercial vehicle engines.

Further examples of electrified turbomachinery are also in development both internally and with customers, including an ORC (Organic Rankine Cycle) expander with electrical output, an eTurbocompounding turbine generator, and a gas turbine range extender for use on commercial electric vehicles.

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