The EtelligentForce BEV Powertrain Solution features a battery-powered four-wheel drive system designed to maintain the truck's capabilities, particularly on the payload and towing capacity side.
Technical specifications by Magna are referred to as eDS Mid drive system for the front and eDS eBeam for the rear.
The eBeam is described as a direct replacement for the rear axle beam on pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles that integrates with existing braking and suspension components, and also incorporates an electronic locking differential.
Both the eDS Mid+ and eDS eBeam drive systems, this powertrain also features the company's next-generation eDrive technology. The system also incorporates new powertrain controls and software to keep things running as expected.
Magna Powertrain President, Tom Rucker, said that the beauty of this robust BEV system is that it provides the environmental benefits of an electric powertrain while maintaining the capability and utility of light to heavy trucks.
“EtelligentForce comes at a very opportune time, particularly in the North American auto industry where pickup trucks are at the peak of their popularity and one of the last segments to be fully electric,” he explained, citing his official website on (8/1/2022). pleased to be able to share this future solution with our stakeholders this year,” he continued.
As for its capabilities, the company claims that the system can pull up to 14,500 pounds. Additionally, the powertrain system also combines for a total peak power of up to 576 hp (430 kW) from the rear eBeam and 241 hp (180kW) from the front eDrive.
Tom Rucker explained that EtelligentForce will enable businesses and consumers to run trucks whether on construction sites or on long journeys while also helping to reduce emissions.
“Our powertrain electrification capabilities and our deep expertise in engineering and manufacturing light truck products is what sets Magna apart in understanding the truck market,” he said.
The EtelligentForce BEV Powertrain Solution System for pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles will launch in 2025. Magna is now setting up a new EV hub at its US headquarters in Michigan, where a dedicated team will prepare the EtelligentForce BEV Powertrain Solution for launch.