Magna’s EtelligentReach set to hit the market in 2022
By Canadian Manufacturing
AURORA — Magna’s all-electric connected powertrain, the EtelligentReach, is the latest product 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 increase vehicle range and driving dynamics.
The EtelligentReach reportedly achieves a range increase of up to 145 km/90 miles or 30% compared to certain production BEV vehicles in this segment which is a key differentiator in the growing electrification space.
Magna’s approach tries to optimize the interaction of individual eDrive components and the entire vehicle with a software package that manages multiple vehicle functions.
“This is definitely a story where the sum is greater than the parts,” said Tom Rucker, President, Magna Powertrain. “The EtelligentReach reduces range anxiety and improves driving dynamics, providing automakers with a complete all-electric powertrain system with AWD that is exciting and efficient. We can create maximum efficiency by precisely orchestrating how every component works in concert to achieve the best possible performance.”
The EtelligentReach is one of Magna’s recent electrification solutions in its portfolio. Other systems include the EtelligentEco, a connected PHEV system that reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 38% and offers a cloud connectivity feature, and EtelligentForce which gives automakers the ability to electrify their trucks without sacrificing utility and functionality. The company will be showcasing these products at its booth in the West Hall at CES 2022.