Valeo and Dana collaborate on end-to-end 48V systems

Valeo and Dana are collaborating to bring end-to-end 48V systems to hybrid and electric vehicles.

The first of these will be released in early 2020 with an unnamed European carmaker on series-produced cars.

The systems provide components required to electrify light (three- and four-wheeled) urban vehicles and hybridise vehicles weighing up to 2.5 tons.

They comprise an electric motor and an inverter – which acts as the 'brain' of the electric vehicle by enabling it to generate voltage and alternating currents from a power source of a different voltage or frequency – designed and manufactured by Valeo – and a Spicer Electrified e-Gearbox developed by Dana.

"Combining Dana's e-Gearbox mechanisms with Valeo's 48V systems, the end-to-end systems developed through the partnership will contribute to the rise of affordable vehicle electrification," said Valeo Powertrain Sytems Business Group president, Xavier Dupont.

"The undertaking strengthens Valeo's leading position in low-voltage electrification, a technology that will feature in one-third of cars manufactured worldwide by 2030."

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