Magna’s all-electric connected powertrain, the EtelligentReach, is the latest innovation set to debut on a new entrant vehicle in 2022. The complete system is comprised of two electric motors, inverters and gearboxes, and leverages advanced software to maximize vehicle range and driving dynamics.
The EtelligentReach achieves a range increase of up to 90 miles, or 30% compared to certain production BEV vehicles in this segment, the company says.
Magna says the EtelligentReach utilizes a modular control unit that integrates various powertrain and chassis functions. This includes a vehicle dynamics controller with a disconnect system which increases efficiency while reducing CO2 emissions. A longitudinal torque vectoring function improves the safety margin by up to 10% by controlling each axle individually in all road conditions, as well as significantly reduce steering effort during dynamic cornering. Additional efficiency gains are achieved using silicon carbide within Magna’s inverter.