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The maker of the BMW i8 two-speed e-axle has been recognized once again for its work. GKN Automotive has been honored with a coveted Automotive News PACE award for its two-speed eAxle technology, found on the BMW i8 plug-in hybrid. The Automotive News PACE award is known around the world as the industry benchmark for […]

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Automakers have been cold-testing engineering firm GKN’s hybrid and eAWD systems. GKN demonstrated a range of new hybrid all-wheel drive, AWD Disconnect and torque vectoring technologies that, states GKN, will make future cars more intelligent, efficient and enjoyable to drive. These demonstrations have been held at the company’s Wintertest proving ground in Arjeplog, Sweden. Among […]

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GKN has produced for BMW’s i8 hybrid sports car the industry’s first two-speed eAxle. “GKN’s customers aren’t just looking to make their next car more efficient; they want to create new driving experiences,” said GKN Automotive CEO Andrew Reynolds-Smith. “Our expertise in driveline efficiency, torque vectoring and electric drive systems is enabling automakers to connect […]

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GKN has been named as a finalist in the Automotive News 2015 PACE Awards for two new fuel savings technologies. A panel of independent industry judges have shortlisted the company’s two-speed eAxle for hybrid and electric vehicles as well as a soon to launch all-wheel drive disconnect system for small cars. GKN explained that by […]

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Driveline development company GKN will present new carbon-saving systems and technologies at the UK’s Low Carbon Vehicle event September 10 and 11. Smaller, more powerful GKN EVO drives for pure electric and extended range electric vehicles will be on display, said GKN, alongside the company’s new Gyrodrive flywheel hybrid system for buses. “Electric drive technologies […]

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Electric motor manufacturer GKN is entering an electric race car in UK’s renowned Festival of Speed hill climb. GKN announced June 24 it is making its debut in the hill climb with an electric race car and a stand that offers an engaging introduction into the challenges of automotive engineering. The TMG EV P002 electric […]

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