Electric motor company Hitachi Astemo has received electric axle orders for Honda’s medium and large electric vehicles. (Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo all merged to form Hitachi Astemo in 2021.)
Hitachi Astemo’s electric axle is made up of its SiC inverter, which features a heat-dissipating isolator mounting system, its square-wire, low-loss motor, and a gearbox made by another society.
“By combining differentiated technologies with cutting-edge technology from a transmission manufacturer, Hitachi Astemo will provide automakers with competitively priced electric axles with industry-leading efficiency, low vibration, low noise and modular,” says Hitachi Astemo.
The company plans to expand sales of its electric axles and supply motors and inverters to car manufacturers and gearbox manufacturers for the assembly of electric axles.
Hitachi Astemo plans to increase its electrification business by investing 300 billion yen (about $2.07 billion) by FY2025.
Source: Hitachi Astemo