Hofer Powertrain hosts event at expanded eDrive Development Center

Hofer Powertrain hosts event at expanded eDrive Development Center

The center, located in Vienna, Austria, was open for guests to explore a range of technologies and solutions offered by Hofer Powertrain.

Hofer Powertrain recently held an event at the newly expanded eDrive Development Center in Vienna, Austria to discuss the needs of the automotive industry and the latest powertrain technologies. Hofer said visitors got to explore a range of technologies and solutions, including Dedicated Hybrid Transmission (DHT) solutions and some of its Electric Drive Units—some of which feature the latest Form Litz Winding in stators and cost-efficient 3-Level inverter technologies. Others are compact, introducing new architectures, and some represent autonomous “people mover” electric drive solutions that can achieve up to 600,000 km (approx. 372,822 miles) of driving distance over their lifetime, according to Hofer.

The company said highlights included Hofer’s recent series projects on display, like the hydraulic solution for AMG Project 1 and the McLaren 8-speed Hybrid Transmission with e-Reverse functionality.

“The event not only highlighted our growth but also demonstrated our cutting-edge solutions and new approaches in the realm of eDrive technologies for high-end applications. It showcased our ability to realize the most advanced powertrain solutions for customers and highlighted the growing demand for Hofer Powertrain’s offerings in the region and worldwide,” Klaus Wawra, managing director of Hofer Powertrain’s Vienna office, said.

Hofer said the new facility currently covers 451 m² (approx. 4,854 sq. ft.) with fully equipped workspaces, designed to support up to 40 engineering professionals, scalable to up to 1,400 m² (approx. 15,069 sq. ft.) for any big eDrive development projects.

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