Charged EVs | Hitachi Astemo to produce Honda with e-axles


Electrical powertrain firm Hitachi Astemo has acquired e-axle orders for mid- and large-sized EVs from Honda. (Hitachi Automotive Techniques, Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo all merged to kind Hitachi Astemo in 2021.)

Hitachi Astemo’s e-axle consists of its SiC inverter, which has a heat-dissipating insulation mounting system, its square-wire and low-loss motor, and a gearbox manufactured by one other firm.

“By combining the differentiated applied sciences with cutting-edge expertise from a gearbox producer, Hitachi Astemo will present cost-competitive e-axles to automakers, with industry-leading effectivity, low vibration, low noise and modular design,” says Hitachi Astemo.

The corporate plans to broaden gross sales of its e-axles and to produce motors and inverters to carmakers and gearbox producers for e-axle meeting.

Hitachi Astemo plans to extend its electrification enterprise by investing 300 billion yen (about $2.07 billion) between now and monetary yr 2025.

Supply: Hitachi Astemo


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