News Release - Magna Drives Pickup Truck Electrification With Its New eBeam Technology
- Magna’s eBeam technology provides ability to retain pickup truck capability while transitioning to electrification
- First significant change to solid beam rear axle in trucks in more than 100 years
- Power ranges can exceed 220 kW
Designed specifically to transition pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles to hybrid or full battery electric powertrain systems, eBeam integrates with existing truck architectures, without requiring unique suspension, chassis or brake systems. This approach presents an economical solution that helps bring new electrified trucks to market more quickly, while also preserving towing and payload capabilities.
“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,” said
With power ranges between 120 kW and 250 kW, automakers can choose from three variants within Magna’s eBeam family:
- Single motor, single speed
- Single motor, two speeds, or
- Twin motor, single speed including torque vectoring.
To support electric four-wheel drive, Magna also offers several complete powertrain solutions incorporating an electric drive system at the front of the truck, including advanced software and controls for seamless integration.
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