Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Vitesco prepares to start production of 800-volt electric motor technology

Having unveiled an 800 V inverter just six months ago, Vitesco Technologies is now preparing to launch production of 800 volt electric motor technology in China, which is scheduled to start in 2023.

The motor fits the recently announced new generation EMR4 electric final drive, which is said to be 25 percent lighter with the same power output. The stator and rotor are said to be part of the electric powertrain platform from an unnamed "leading Chinese manufacturer."

"The Chinese market is not only critically important on a global scale, it is also a highly competitive market that is open to innovation and premium quality because it values both," said Changsong Yu, head of Electrification Technology in Asia. "The 800 V technology significantly strengthens our competitive position for electrification in China, and our pioneering technology is helping us realize our mission to advance clean mobility," Yu added.

With its EMR3 platform, Vitesco Technologies already produces axle drives in large-scale production, and the addition of 800 V motor technology is expected to complement the EMR4 platform portfolio, which would now include everything from components to complete axle drives - and in multiple voltage levels.