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GKN to reveal new electric axle concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show
GKN Driveline is set to reveal an all-new electric axle concept at the Frankfurt International Motor Show.
Its new eAxle is called ‘eTwinsterX’ and offers three advantages over conventional electric drivelines.
It's significantly smaller than other systems with equivalent power outputs which makes it adaptable to suit any vehicle type, from city cars to plug-in SUVs,
The technologies within the eTwinsterX system also means that it has off-road capabilities.
TwinsterX boasts industry-leading efficiency, with a unique two-speed transmission that transmits the drive motor’s power, optimising gear changes for the best possible efficiency, as well as delivering seamless shift performance.
A further dynamic advantage is that the new eAxle incorporates GKN’s celebrated ‘Twinster’ torque vectoring technology, delivering significant advantages for vehicle stability, agility, and safety.
Peter Moelgg, CEO of GKN Driveline’s AWD and eDrive business, said: “eTwinsterX will deliver unrivalled capabilities for the next generation of electric vehicles. It takes multiple award-winning elements from our GKN driveline portfolio and applies the principles in a single state-of-the-art electrified system.
“GKN is unique in being able to deliver an integrated e-motor, two-speed electrified transmission and torque vectoring within a complete eAxle system. GKN’s capability as a complete systems integration partner will also allow us to calibrate eTwinsterX to deliver fully brand-aligned experiences for our OEM customers around the globe.”