BorgWarner will supply its 31-03 eGearDrive(TM) transmission for Ford’s first all-electric production vehicle, the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Electric, a 100% electric version of the 2010 North American Truck of the Year.
2011 Transit Connect Electric van will reach a top speed of 75 miles per hour and offers a range of up to 80 miles on a full charge.
Ford’s Transit Connect Electric will be upfitted to an all-electric model by Azure Dynamics, which will install its electric propulsion system driving the front wheels through BorgWarner’s eGearDrive single-speed transmission.
Adapted in collaboration with Azure Dynamics, the eGearDrive transmission delivers high torque capacity, high efficiency, and low noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) in a compact package.
BorgWarner’s eGearDrive transmission incorporates patented and proprietary technology as well as over 100 years of powertrain know-how.
The BorgWarner eGearDrive transmission contributes to extended battery-powered driving range which in turn reduces the required amount of battery capacity needed. The transmission also achieves high torque capacity in a compact package with greater than 97% efficiency, while providing smooth, quiet operation. Approximately 99% of the materials used in the eGearDrive transmission are recyclable.