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    The game of tariffs: US moves to stifle EV battery imports from mainland China
    The openness of international markets, amplified by the acceleration in globalization over the past few decades, is usurped by the creeping return of protectionism. Nothing illustrates this trend better than the ongoing tug of war over electric vehicles (EVs) and their related supply chains. Policymakers in the US and European Union are rattled by the ambitions of mainland Chinese companies to expand exports of low-cost EV and EV parts, forcing them to announce new policies and reconsider import...
    Tesla’s wild ride: From headlines to headscratchers and what it means for full self-driving
    “A riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma,” Winston Churchill’s famous soundbite at the beginning of World War II has been applied to many a discourse or course of events since it was first uttered. Its ultimate use case, to use the current vernacular, could never be more apt than unpicking Tesla’s strategy and tactics or the actions and pronouncements of its CEO Elon Musk.  While Tesla still generates reams of press coverage, the tone has shifted, and it has slipped away f...
    BorgWarner reports net sales of $3.59 billion in Q1 2024, up 6% YOY
    Michigan, US-based global auto component major BorgWarner has reported its first-quarter 2024 net sales at $3.59 billion, recording a growth of 6% over first-quarter 2023 net sales of $3.38 billion, the company said May 2. BorgWarner attributed this year-over-year growth to an increased demand for its products. However, the year-over-year growth was partially offset by the negative impact of foreign currencies, it added. The company’s net earnings for the March quarter stood at...
    BorgWarner receives two new orders to supply eMotors to Xpeng
    BorgWarner has won more business orders from the mainland China-based electric-car maker Xpeng Motor, the company announced May 2. It said that it has secured two separate orders to supply the high-voltage hairpin (HVH) eMotor to Xpeng, which plans to use these components on two of its upcoming electric sport utility vehicle (SUV) models. Elaborating more on this, BorgWarner said that the recently secured contracts include its advanced, oil-cooled 800-V eMotor systems, which comprise stator a...
    BorgWarner supplies electric torque vectoring and disconnect systems to Polestar
    BorgWarner is first to market with its electric torque vectoring and disconnect (eTVD) system for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) as it plans to supply these components to Polestar and another undisclosed major European original equipment manufacturer, the company said May 2. The eTVD is part of BorgWarner’s electric torque management system (eTMS) solutions portfolio, which is designed to intelligently control wheel torque to increase stability, provide superior dynamic performance, and i...
    BorgWarner, partners collaborate to build fast-charging infrastructure for electric trucks in mainland China
    BorgWarner New Energy (Xiangyang) Co. Ltd. is collaborating with Goodman Group, a global industrial real estate company, and Windrose Technology, a zero-emission, long-haul truck developer, to jointly develop 960-kW fast-charging infrastructure for electric long-haul trucks for Goodman's properties in mainland China, Windrose announced March 26. According to the press note, the fast-charging technology will enable Windrose's long-haul, 49-metric-ton electric vehicle trucks to replenish about ...
    BorgWarner partners with Manufacture 2030 to measure, reduce supply chain emissions
    BorgWarner, a global automotive supplier, has partnered with Manufacture 2030 (M2030), a decarbonization software provider, to measure and reduce its supply chain carbon footprint. The partnership aims to support BorgWarner's goal of reducing absolute Scope 3 greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2030. Through the agreement, BorgWarner will leverage M2030's expertise and software to encourage its direct material suppliers to increase their emissions-reduction efforts. The tool will gather energy...
    BorgWarner secures a contract to supply dual inverter from a Chinese automaker
    BorgWarner has secured a contract with a major Chinese vehicle manufacturer to supply its dual inverter with boost function, the Michigan, US-based global component supplier announced Feb. 8. It said that its dual inverter with boost function will be used in a series of its customer’s plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and range-extended (REEV) electric vehicle passenger car platforms. BorgWarner, however, did not disclose the name of its Chinese customer who has placed this order. The boost module i...
    BorgWarner extends contract to supply 400V high voltage coolant heaters to a major global OEM
    BorgWarner has extended its contract to supply 400V high voltage coolant heaters (HVCH) to a major global OEM, the Michigan-based supplier announced on February 8. It said that these 400V HVCH will be used on the undisclosed automaker’s battery-electric light-vehicle platforms, specifically SUV and passenger truck programs. The business win is one of three contracts secured with North American OEMs for BorgWarner’s HVCH, it said in its press note. According to BorgWarner, the robust 40...
    BorgWarner to supply electric motor components to mainland Chinese EV maker XPeng Motors
    BorgWarner announced on Feb. 8 that it has begun producing an eMotor rotor and stator to be supplied to mainland Chinese EV maker XPeng Motors. It said that these electric motor components will be used by XPeng on its X9 MPV as well as its next electric B-class sedan, with start of production planned for the third quarter of 2024. According to BorgWarner, the high-voltage hairpin (HVH) 220 eMotor offers high power and torque density, and higher efficiency at a competitive cost, as well as an ...
    BorgWarner signs strategic agreement with BYD’s FinDreams to produce LFP battery packs
    BorgWarner Inc. has signed a strategic agreement with FinDreams Battery, a subsidiary of BYD Company Limited, wherein it will be the only localized manufacturer that is not an original equipment manufacturer with rights to localize lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery packs for commercial vehicles. This agreement will utilize FinDreams Battery blade cells in Europe, the Americas and select regions of Asia-Pacific, BorgWarner announced on Feb. 8. The duration of BorgWarner’s agreement with B...
    BorgWarner reports net sales of $3,522 million in Q4, FY'23, up 6.2%
    In a press release on Feb. 8, US-based auto supplier BorgWarner Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2023 at $3,522 million in net sales, an increase of 6.2% from $3,317 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. This expansion was primarily due to increased demand for its products and higher industry production compared with the prior year. The net earnings of $149 million were down 13.3% against $172 million last year. The company highlighted key updates i...
    BorgWarner showcases electrification portfolio at SIAT 2024 in Pune, India
    BorgWarner is showcasing its latest electrification products at the ongoing Symposium on International Automotive Technology (SIAT) 2024, in Pune, India, the company announced Jan. 23. The SIAT is being organized at the Pune International Exhibition and Convention Center between Jan. 23–25, 2024. BorgWarner is showcasing its high-voltage drivetrain innovation including eMotors, inverters, drive modules and battery systems. Also on display are its advanced thermal-management products...
    BorgWarner names Craig Aaron as executive vice president and CFO
    In a Dec. 5 press release, US-based auto component supplier BorgWarner announced succession at the top leadership by naming Craig Aaron as executive vice president and CFO, effective March 1, 2024. Aaron will succeed Kevin Nowlan, the current executive vice president and CFO who is set to retire. Nowlan will stay with the company until April 1, 2024, to ensure a smooth transition. Speaking on the new appointment, Frédéric Lissalde, president and CEO, said, “Kevin has p...
    BorgWarner receives extension for hybrid tech supply contract with European OEM
    US-based auto component supplier BorgWarner said on Nov. 2 that it has received an extension of its contract to supply Combined Inverter and DC Converter (CIDD) units to a premium European OEM for use in the company's all-wheel-drive B and C segment hybrid applications. CIDD offers a compact solution for managing a vehicl