Auburn Hills, Michigan, January 16, 2018
BorgWarner has announced that it has supplied its HVH250 electric motor and
eGearDrive transmission for the initial launch of the FUSO eCanter truck, the world’s first series-
produced all-electric light-duty truck. According to FUSO, over 200 third-generation units are being
tested in urban areas. BorgWarner’s scalable HVH250 electric motors deliver industry-leading torque
and power density. With a compact, low-weight design and highly efficient gear train, BorgWarner’s
eGearDrive transmission uses less battery energy, extending battery-powered driving range.
“For several years, BorgWarner’s engineers worked closely with FUSO on this milestone project,”
said Stefan Demmerle, President and General Manager, BorgWarner PowerDrive Systems. “We are
excited to offer our efficient, eco-friendly technologies as FUSO paves the way for powerful and
sustainable commercial vehicle mobility.”
Instead of conventional round wire windings, BorgWarner’s HVH250 electric motor uses precision-
formed rectangular wires and multiple layers of interlocking “hairpins.” This patented high voltage
hairpin (HVH) technology enables the HVH250 motor to produce up to 425 Nm of torque and 300
kW of power at 700 volts. Featuring a compact design for easy integration, the HVH250 electric
motor delivers class-leading efficiency of over 95 percent and provides better continuous power
compared with competitive models. BorgWarner’s family of HVH electric motors is designed for
flexibility, offering scalable torque and output for a range of light- to heavy-duty applications.
The eGearDrive transmission’s compact, low-weight design and highly efficient gear train achieves
high-torque capacity yet uses less battery energy. In addition to handling high input speeds of up to
14,000 rpm, the advanced technology offers a wide range of gear reduction ratios for optimal
acceleration for a variety of motor sizes. An optional electronically actuated park lock system is
available, and since approximately 99 per cent of the materials used in the eGearDrive transmission
are recyclable, the technology also enhances sustainability.