Full & Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle Solutions

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Zero emission is a long-distance run.
We have the experience and endurance.

The automotive market requires different levels of hybridization to cover global demands. Magna’s hybrid transmissions take on these different tasks such as supporting acceleration via boosting, recuperation or charging a battery – through to pure electric driving.

Magna offers a variety of tailored solutions for future green mobility, without compromising driving pleasure, performance or safety.

Magna’s Dedicated Hybrid Drives (DHD) are affordable and efficient plug-in-hybrid drives with a high-voltage architecture. They are based on Magna’s modular and scalable building blocks including e.g. e-motors, inverters, shift elements, clutches, as well as the software itself. This allows for a cost-efficient and flexible usage of sophisticated and mature components for all DHD.

Efficient HEV and PHEV Technology Demonstrator with DHD Duo.

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The technology demonstrator with Magna’s DHD Duo is an advanced HEV and PHEV solution based on a two e-motor architecture. It improves range and efficiency for high-volume passenger cars & SUVs with front-wheel drive. 

Competitive advantage/differentiators 

  • Very good acceleration performance due to the interaction of high-powered e-motor and a multi gear approach 
  • Very smooth & comfortable driving in all driving conditions supported by electric, serial and parallel driving modes 
  • Shifting without notice for the multi-speed architecture


  • Reuse of mature technologies & building blocks, ASIL C for e-motor and inverter 
  • 140 kW high e-motor peak power 
  • Impressive acceleration performance, comparable to a BEV  

Hybrid Drives - Product Portfolio

Highest flexibility for multiple applications

Usually in hybrid architectures, to enable boosting and recuperation, an e-machine must be added to the transmission or engine. However, this also leads to a critical cost-benefit question. With the new Dedicated Hybrid Drives (DHD) we simplified our existing hybrid concepts and utilized our long-term development experience with hybridized dual-clutch transmissions. We added a strong e-machine, shifted the dynamic operation towards it while standardizing the engine operation, and reduced the number of gears.

DHD offer best-in-class electrical performance and efficiency, outstanding convenience and adapt to real-world requirements in different vehicle segments and markets. Magna is looking at a complete systems approach to both conventional and electric platforms, so watch out for more DHD variants as they are developed.

High Voltage eDrives - Product Portfolio

Highest flexibility for multiple applications

Magna’s eDrive platform approach provides the highest flexibility using cross-project synergies with maximum scalability from 50 – 250 kW. Magna‘s eDrive systems are qualified for 400V operation voltage and ready for 800V .

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Secondary Drive Units

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Dedicated Hybrid Drive DHD Eco

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Dedicated Hybrid Drive DHD Plus

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Highly Integrated eDrive Mid+

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Highly Integrated eDrive Low Cost Efficient

Highly Integrated eDrive Low HE_new

Highly Integrated eDrive Low Highly Efficient

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