BorgWarner Set to Provide Electric Motor Components to XPeng Motors

American automotive component manufacturer BorgWarner has initiated the production of crucial electric motor components, specifically the rotor and stator, tailored for XPeng Motors, a front-runner in the Chinese Smart Electric Vehicle (EV) market. These essential parts will be incorporated into the manufacturing of the X9 Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV) and are also slated for use in XPeng’s forthcoming electric B-class sedan, with production kickoff targeted for the third quarter of 2024. 

This partnership underscores a significant step forward in the electrification of vehicles, highlighting the synergy between BorgWarner’s advanced technological capabilities and XPeng’s innovative electric vehicle designs.

BorgWarner’s High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) 220 eMotor stands out for its remarkable power and torque density, alongside superior efficiency, all while being competitively priced. This combination not only enhances the performance of the electric vehicles it will be used in but also promises exceptional durability, which is crucial for the longevity and reliability of EVs. 

The HVH220 eMotor is designed to operate at voltages up to 800V, featuring a stator with an outer diameter of 220 mm. This motor utilizes BorgWarner’s patented high voltage hairpin winding technology, along with a permanent magnet rotor and proprietary stator insulation enhancement technologies. Such innovations ensure the motor delivers top-tier durability and reliability, crucial attributes for the burgeoning electric vehicle market.

Capable of producing up to 300kW of power and achieving a maximum working speed of 18,000 rpm, the HVH220 eMotor boasts peak efficiencies that exceed 97%. These specifications highlight the motor’s ability to deliver high performance without compromising on efficiency or durability.

“We are excited to supply this leading OEM with our proven stator and rotor, boosting the development of China’s electric vehicle industry. BorgWarner’s in-depth product expertise will support XPeng as they progress in designing their electric drives.”

Dr. Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager of BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems, said.

Additionally, BorgWarner has innovated oil-cooled solutions to cater to the performance requirements of more powerful motors. This approach involves using gearbox oil to cool the motor, thereby enhancing heat transfer and the overall heat rejection capabilities of the system. A direct rotor oil cooling technique further aids in dissipating heat from the electric motor’s core, facilitating the achievement of higher torque and power densities. This technological advancement reflects BorgWarner’s commitment to addressing the evolving needs of the electric vehicle market, providing cutting-edge solutions that enable higher performance and efficiency in electric drive technologies.