BorgWarner, one of the world's leading players in combustion engine technology, hybrid and electric, recently held its Media Day in Frankfurt, where showed its latest and most advanced developments.
Regarding solutions for combustion engines, BorgWarner has developed specialized variable turbine geometry (VTG) turbochargers for a broad range of gasoline-powered vehicles. Perfectly matched to new combustion systems which will also be used in hybrid applications, the company’s advanced solution is a core component of clean and efficient future propulsion systems. Combining cost efficiency and excellent performance, BorgWarner has now further optimized the design and materials of its new gasoline VTG turbocharger, which responds quickly at low engine speeds for almost instant acceleration.
Within the range of solutions for hybrid vehicle and in order to support the transition to cleaner and more efficient vehicles, BorgWarner offers its P2 module for hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). The company’s highly flexible technology facilitates fast-to-market hybridization by enabling pure electric driving, as well as hybrid functionalities such as stop/start, regenerative braking and supplemental electric propulsion. By uniting all required components in a compact package, BorgWarner’s advanced solution can easily be implemented in existing drivetrains, enabling high degrees of existing capital utilization and hybrid volume flexibility for automakers.
In the new developments focused on the electric vehicle, BorgWarner’s High-voltage Coolant Heater (HVCH) stands out. It belongs to the company’s Battery and Cabin Heater family. The advanced cabin and battery heater design uses the latest thick film element (TFE) technology and solves two problems in a single device for designers of the fast growing global fleet of pure electric (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs).
BorgWarner has a large number of 48-volt technologies in its portfolio, including motors/generators, hybrid modules, transmission technologies, electric boosting technologies and thermal management.