New 800V electric motor for the commercial vehicle segment

15-02-2021 | BorgWarner | Automotive Technologies

BorgWarner’s latest High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) electric motor, the HVH 320, powers a variety of hybrid and electric applications for commercial vehicle manufacturers, including a large European OEM. Production of the motor, which is equipped with 800V capabilities and offered in four versions, is expected in early 2024. Its multi-faceted platform will assist the manufacturers’ intention of a common electric drivetrain and produce approximately 97% peak efficiency and over 400kW of power.


“Adding the HVH 320 to our electric motor family bolsters our offerings and is an excellent example of BorgWarner’s commitment to delivering state-of-the-art clean propulsion technologies that match market needs,” said Dr Stefan Demmerle, president and general manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “Using our 800-volt rated machine, customers can significantly reduce charging time and achieve a higher power density, enabling an even brighter future for electric trucks.”


The company designed four variants of its modular and flexible HVH 320 motor platform to satisfy its customer's demands. The motor provides clean and quiet operation while attaining a torque output of up to 1270Nm. Furthermore, the technology supports the vehicle’s shifting sequence and charges the battery by generating power while braking or driving downhill.

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