GKN Automotive

Battery Electric Vehicle P4 eDrive System reduces carbon emissions from vehicles

GKN Automotive has long been committed to the sustainable development and commercialisation of advanced eDrive technologies. The business’s product stewardship provides tangible benefits for the environment, with annual savings of around 180,000 tonnes of CO2 generated by eDrive products sold in 2020 alone.

In 2020, GKN Automotive launched its 2-in-1 (gearbox and eMotor) P4 eDrive system for use in a major zero-emissions small city battery electric vehicle (BEV). The design applied key technological components which have been integral to the evolution of the eDrive systems including the 210H eMotor, the offset gearbox design with integrated eMotor active parts, and application of the standard park lock.

GKN Automotive’s technology is helping vehicle manufacturers to lower the average CO2 emissions of their fleet. In one example, an all-electric variant of a high-volume hybrid produces 0 grams of CO2 per kilometre in use, versus 119 grams of CO2 per kilometre in use for the hybrid model.

GKN Automotive aims to bring advanced, compact and efficient electric drive systems to more vehicles, allowing more customers to reduce their climate impact.


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