Making an e-drive smaller and quieter
American Axle & Manufacturing Inc.
Detroit , MI
2020 - PACE Award Finalist
What: Electric driveline
Innovation: American Axle & Manufacturing produced an e-drive system that delivers tight packaging and a unique high-speed planetary gear system with class-leading noise-vibration-harshness reduction. The system also met vehicle water-fording requirements. Its compact footprint enabled vehicle designers to increase cabin and storage space, package a large high-voltage battery and allow the vehicle to have a low hood line and short overhangs.
First customer: Jaguar I-Pace