BorgWarner entered into a three-year strategic cooperation agreement with Chinese auto manufacturer, WM Motor. The two parties will cooperate in the establishment of transportation models for tomorrow’s smart city. BorgWarner will provide a full range of advanced electric propulsion technologies and efficient electrical application systems, including its high-performance electric drive modules (eDM).
Freeman Shen, Chairman and CEO of WM Motor, and Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems, signed the agreement. “We are pleased to initiate this cooperation agreement with WM Motor, a major emerging player in China’s auto market, and are excited to partner with them to explore business opportunities in the promising electric vehicle industry,” said Demmerle.
“This cooperation marks a major step for BorgWarner’s expansion in China’s new-energy vehicle market,” said Tom Tan, President, BorgWarner China. “Together, we will fuel the development of the Chinese electric vehicle industry with our efficient electrical systems and high-performance electric power products.”
The cooperation between BorgWarner and WM Motor started with WM Motor’s first model EX5. Launched at Auto China 2018 in April, the EX5 is the industry’s first pure-electric SUV offering a full-car interactive experience. From the interactive window projection to the face recognition-powered Weltmeister ID, the EX5 delivers a smart interactive experience enabled by its full-vehicle digitalized solutions.
BorgWarner will provide its high-performance eDM for this smart electric vehicle model. Integrating its industry-leading eGearDrive® transmission and high voltage hairpin (HVH) electric motor technology, BorgWarner’s eDM powers pure electric or hybrid vehicles. The integrated design enables weight, cost and space savings in addition to easy installation, meeting energy efficiency and emission requirements. Its high-precision gear train can reduce system losses and increase power density, providing extended driving range, and a quiet and smooth driving experience for drivers and passengers.