OEMs test GKN’s new electric torque-vectoring technology


Auto makers are test driving a new torque-vectoring electric drive system developed by GKN Automotive that will make hybrid vehicles more efficient and dynamic. 

The eTwinster technology is part of a range of new hybrid electric technologies GKN is showcasing to customers at its Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Northern Sweden. The technology is being tested on a premium SUV prototype.

GKN Automotive’s president of technology, Peter Moelgg, said, “GKN is focused on developing technologies that can achieve this crucial tipping point for electric drives in mass production.

“More powerful, dynamic electric drives from GKN will help put batteries in the driving seat and create new electric driving experiences for customers. The success of our eAxle systems in cars for Porsche, BMW and Volvo demonstrated how the right kind of hybridization creates new value propositions for the driver. Torque vectoring is the next step and we are excited to be demonstrating this technology during Wintertest.”

February 25, 2016


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