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Wednesday, March 03 2021 - 19:36
Nexteer Expands Driveline Portfolio for Electric Vehicles
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Seven Technologies Tailored to Unique Demands of EVs 
- Enhances Durability, Efficiency & Optimizes NVH Performance
Nexteer Automotive(, a leader in 
intuitive motion control, continues expanding its Driveline portfolio with new 
Halfshaft technologies that are tailored to meet the unique demands of electric 
vehicles (EVs). 

Nexteer's Halfshaft technologies solve EV challenges by enhancing durability 
and efficiency while optimizing noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) 
performance and low mass. 

Unlike internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles, EV architectures utilize 
Electric Drive Units (EDUs) integrated into the front axle for front wheel 
drive (FWD), the rear axle for rear wheel drive (RWD) or both for all wheel 
drive operation (AWD). While ICE vehicles often used a variety of Driveline 
technologies, EVs rely on Halfshafts for the critical task of transmitting 
torque from the EDU's to the wheels.

"The global automotive industry's commitment to electrification continues to 
increase, and Nexteer's Driveline innovations help overcome automakers' EV 
challenges so they can create comfortable and durable electric vehicles to 
achieve consumer preferences across global markets," said Robin Milavec, Senior 
Vice President, Executive Board Director, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and 
Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Nexteer Automotive. "Our vast experience with 
Driveline and our commitment to relentless innovation make Nexteer a preferred 
technology partner as OEM customers work to meet the unique needs of EVs."

Nexteer's Driveline technologies include:

- Parametric Trunnion Tripot: Increases durability life by 100%, which enables 
the use of smaller, lighter joints. 
- TriGlide Shudderless Tripot: Achieves industry-leading NVH performance for a 
shudderless tripot. 
- Ball Spline Axle Halfshaft: A unique Halfshaft solution that provides 
expanded plunge / angle capabilities, expanded durability and unmatched NVH 
performance even at ultra-high operating angles. 
- Monobloc Tubular Shaft: Enables lower mass and increased torsional stiffness 
for RWD and FWD ICE and EV applications with one-piece tubular axle shafts. 
- CrossGlide 8-Ball Plunging Joint: Provides ideal NVH characteristics, lower 
mass and smaller package size for RWD EV applications. 
- High Efficiency Fixed Center 8-Ball Joint: Delivers a 50% reduction in 
mechanical efficiency loss in the Driveline while providing a reduced package 
size and reduced mass for FWD, RWD and AWD EV applications. 
- 52 Degree CV Joint: Expands capability of standard undercut free (UF) style 
outboard (OB) joint to 52 degrees.

"Nexteer's portfolio of Halfshaft technologies are essential to transferring 
and controlling power from an EV's Drive Unit to its wheels – providing a 
smooth ride, increasing control and limiting disturbances for drivers and 
passengers. We are proud to support automakers as they drive toward a more 
electric future," said Milavec.


Nexteer Automotive (HK 1316), a global leader in intuitive motion control, is a 
multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric 
and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems, as 
well as advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving 
enabling technologies for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The company 
has 27 manufacturing plants, four technical and software centers and 13 
customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, 
Europe, Asia and Africa. The company serves more than 60 customers in every 
major region of the world including BMW, Ford, GM, Stellantis, Toyota and VW, 
as well as automakers in India and China.

Links to Nexteer Media Center ( and 
Driveline Images(

Source: Nexteer