Powertrain Electrification Electric Axles

Smart eDrive

Last update: 04 Sep. 2023

What is a Smart Electric Drive (eDrive) ?

The Smart eDrive is a self oil-cooled electric axle combining an electric motor, inverter and reducer. The Smart eDrive is externally air-cooled and internally oil-cooled with the use of a smart oil pump. It doesn’t need any external cooling architecture, this is the particularity of this product.

As a consequence, it lowers the cost of the full system without compromise on the performances. The solution is designed for small electric vehicles but can also be used as secondary electric axle with a disconnect on hybrids as it can be used on a rear axle for All-Wheel Drive capabilities. This is a cost-competitive plug-and-play solution, easy to package, as there is no need to have a dedicated water cooling loop, resulting in less investment cost at system level.

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What are Valeo Smart eDrive benefits?

  • Plug-and-play concept: no water cooling assembly
  • Cost reduction at system level
  • Weight benefits at system level

Valeo Smart eDrive specifications/features

  • Self-cooled concept with internal oil cooling coupled with external air cooling
  • High efficiency: up to 89.5% on CLTC
  • Up to 60kW peak for hybrid rear axle drive or light full electric applications
  • Smart Oil Pump to ensure both cooling and lubrication
  • Disconnect or park lock in option

Vehicle type

  • Passenger car
  • Bus
  • Truck
  • Robot taxi
  • Motorcycle
  • Bike
  • Droid
  • Off road

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