BorgWarner to Supply Battery Packs for Electric Buses

What’s Happening

BorgWarner, a global leader in automotive technology, has been chosen by a major power technology company to provide battery packs for a series of electric buses. The company will supply two standardized ultra-high energy packs and a battery management system to be integrated into the electric powertrain package for each vehicle. The electrification package will then be sold to an electric bus manufacturer in Georgia.

Why It Matters

This partnership demonstrates BorgWarner’s commitment to expanding its presence in the electric vehicle (EV) market and promoting the electrification of transportation systems. Volker Weng, Vice President and General Manager of BorgWarner Drivetrain and Battery Systems, said, “This new business win with our battery technology broadens our industry reach and delivers a more efficient option for school transportation.”

Key Points

BorgWarner’s battery packs are designed with safety and reliability in mind, meeting strict EV battery safety standards. They include features such as current overcharge protection, cell-level passive propagation resistance, and electrical disconnection at the individual cell wire bonds. The 98 kWh packs also offer active cooling and boast industry-leading energy density of 274 Wh/liter and 177 Wh/kilogram.

Production of the battery packs began in March 2023, further solidifying BorgWarner’s position as a transformative global product leader in the mobility sector.

Bottom Line

BorgWarner’s collaboration with the global power technology leader marks an important step in the company’s ongoing efforts to accelerate the world’s transition to eMobility. By providing battery packs for electric buses, BorgWarner is helping to create a cleaner, healthier, and safer future in transportation, particularly for school children. With over 130 years of experience, BorgWarner continues to bring successful mobility innovations to market, making a significant impact on the automotive industry.


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