Super easy Ebeam Pickup Truck Electrification, you say? Yeah, technology is just SO cool! The people at Magna have just introduced their eBeam which makes it a breeze to turn your old Truck into a reliable and fast EV Pickup Truck.
Let’s start with introducing the company behind (way more than) the eBeam Pickup Truck Electrification solution. Magna is more than just one of the biggest suppliers to the automobile industry worldwide. They are a global, entrepreneurially focused team of 161,000 workers in the mobility technology industry with an organizational structure created to innovate like a startup.
They are well-positioned to support expanding mobility in a changing market because of their 65 years of experience and systems approach to design, engineering, and production that affects almost every component of the vehicle.
Their international network spans 28 countries and consists of 341 production facilities as well as 89 product research, engineering, and sales centers.
They are a business that started out in a garage over 65 years ago with modest beginnings but lofty goals. Magna had increased to more than $4 million in revenues by the end of the 1960s. They achieved $100 million in revenue in the 1970s, averaging a 38% growth rate, and their decentralized culture began to take shape. In the 1980s, their growth picked up speed.
They established their RIM technique for bumpers and extended it into seating, and in just ten years, their sales had increased tenfold to a billion dollars. In the 1990s, they created a high-pressure technique for truck frames using hydroforming technology from the plumbing sector. This ultimately assisted them in landing a contract with the biggest program in the world.
They had never constructed a truck frame at the time. They bought Complete Vehicle Manufacturing over that same decade, and their revenues increased by an average of 22% to exceed $9 billion.
Magna expanded organically and through significant acquisitions throughout the previous 20 years. They pioneered the market for composite liftgates, set the standard for rearview cameras, and grew their powertrain business. With 161,000 workers, they are a $36 billion business and one of the biggest automotive suppliers globally today.
The eBeam by Magna
Magna keeps improving its ability to electrify powertrains in order to assist manufacturers in moving toward an emission-free future. With Magna’s innovative eBeam technology, which is scalable and enables automakers to electrify their trucks without losing utility and functionality, the path to a cleaner tomorrow continues today. With matching power for continuous-duty use, eBeam interfaces with a battery-electric or hybrid engine system and delivers a structure-oriented design to support high-payload vehicles.
The eBeam system works with existing truck architectures and doesn’t call for special suspension, chassis, or braking systems. It was created primarily to convert pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles to hybrid or complete battery-driven powertrain systems. This strategy offers a cost-effective option that accelerates the introduction of new electrified trucks to the market, while retaining their towing and payload capacities.
“It is a bold endeavor to electrify pickup trucks, whose owners demand the towing and hauling capabilities they are currently used to, and we’ve accomplished it with our eBeam technology.We know axles are core elements of a truck’s strength, and we are excited to have developed the first significant improvement to the solid beam axle in over 100 years.”Tom Rucker, President, Magna Powertrain
Plenty of kW on the menu
Within Magna’s eBeam family, there are three variations with power outputs ranging from 120 kW to 250 kW.
- Single motor, single speed
- Single motor, two speeds
- Twin motor, single speed including torque vectoring.
Magna also provides a number of comprehensive powertrain options that incorporate an electric drive system at the front of the truck to allow electric four-wheel drive, together with cutting-edge software and controls for smooth integration.
Crate Engine or Beam?
We guess you’ve already read about all the EV Crate Engines, but what about this eBeam? Will this something for you to consider? We are pretty stoked on this very clean and easy-to-implement EV Engine.