Nidec has announced that it will supply its Ni200Ex 200 kW E-Axle traction motor system to Geely’s ZEEKR 001 EV. ZEEKR 001 users can choose either a single-motor or a dual-motor type (with a motor installed in the vehicle’s front and the rear). For the dual-motor version, the maximum output is 400 kW, maximum torque is 768 Nm, 0-100 km/h speed is 3.8 seconds, and maximum speed is 200 km/h. With an 86 kWh or 100 kWh battery pack , ZEEKR 001 can travel up to 712 km, and its battery can accommodate rapid charging at power levels up to 360 kW.
Ni200Ex is the third model in the company’s E-Axle series, and the first to adopt the traction motor system. Ni200Ex is a compact unit that adopts a light, thin, short, and small motor structure based on a magnetic circuit design and motor oil-cooling structure. Ni200Ex also seeks to improve the ZEEKR 001’s power, electricity consumption, and noise and vibration performance, and to reduce the vehicle’s weight.
Nidec says its E-Axles are compact and lightweight as a result of their fully integrated designs, which combine motors, inverters and gears. Three of the company’s E-Axle models are already available commercially: Ni150Ex, the 150 kW model; Ni100Ex, the 100 kW model; and Ni200Ex.