WINNER: A compact driveline with low noise
American Axle & Manufacturing Inc.
Detroit , MI
2020 - PACE Award Winner
Innovation: Electric driveline
First customer: Jaguar I-Pace
American Axle has created a high-performance electric driveline in a compact package. Producing 147 kilowatts of power, it offers industry-leading power density and class-leading low noise.
The design features a high-speed planetary gearbox, integrated stator and transmission cooling jackets, optimized lubrication and an integrated park-lock assembly.
The ability to offer that in a compact package represents an innovation in the design of electric driveline components and associated gear manufacturing. The driveline, introduced in the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, sets new standards for power and torque density in a smaller package.
Capable of exceeding 24,000 rpm without expensive and time-consuming gear-hardening techniques, the solution is well suited for high-performance hybrid applications, making American Axle a significant player in this growing and important segment.