Vitesco Technologies Partners with Honda for E-Drive

Vitesco Technologies, a recognized pioneer in drive technologies and electrification solutions, will supply its third-generation integrated axle drive, the EMR3 (Electronics Motor Reducer), to Honda. The EMR3 will power Honda’s new all-electric SUV, the e:Ny1, for the European B-segment market, slated for release in October 2023.

Why It Matters

Honda’s adoption of Vitesco’s EMR3 system signifies an important shift toward sustainable mobility solutions. This partnership reinforces the trend of automotive giants aligning themselves with innovative technology suppliers to meet the rising demand for electric vehicles. For Vitesco Technologies, the collaboration with Honda consolidates its global strategy, enhancing its presence across key markets.

Key Points

  • The EMR3 is an advanced 3-in-1-unit integrating power electronics, an electric motor, and a reducer.
  • Despite its compact dimensions and low weight of 76 kg, the axle drive achieves a peak output of 150 kW and 310 Nm of torque, enabling the e:Ny1 to reach a top speed of 160 km/h.
  • Honda’s new model, the e:Ny1, is a 4-door B-segment EV SUV with a maximum range of 412 km (under WLTP test conditions).
  • As of June 2023, Vitesco Technologies has manufactured over three-quarters of a million axle drive units since 2019.
  • The EMR3 has been selected by eight vehicle brands, indicating a strong, ongoing demand for this technology.

Bottom Line

The collaboration between Vitesco Technologies and Honda reinforces both companies’ commitment towards advancing sustainable mobility solutions. The integration of Vitesco’s innovative EMR3 into Honda’s new e:Ny1 SUV model is a testament to this, and it will likely contribute significantly to the increasing adoption of electric vehicles in Europe. The e:Ny1 model is expected to hit the European market from October 2023, offering consumers an efficient and sustainable transportation alternative.


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