Magna Stories May 12

During a media day for Magna International’s “Tech Week,” we got to visit the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, Michigan, to test drive some of the contract manufacturer’s electrified tech. This included a GMC Sierra 2500 converted to a BEV using Magna’s Etelligent Force 4WD powertrain. With it, we were able experience the system’s 14,500 lb towing capacity and drive some other unique EVs too.

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Magna Stories April 19

LG Magna ePowertrain, a recently launched joint venture between LG Electronics and Magna International, has broken ground on a new facility in Mexico, the JV’s first production footprint in North America. When completed, the 260,000-square-foot plant will produce a multitude of powertrain components to support electric vehicle production from General Motors (GM).

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Magna Stories January 5

Automotive manufacturing powerhouse Magna International is kicking off 2022 by highlighting its EtelligentForce technology, a 4WD EV powertrain system designed specifically for pickup trucks and light commercial vehicles. Magna’s EtelligentForce was designed to maintain a pickup’s full capabilities without compromising payload or towing capacities.

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Magna Stories December 13, 2021

Manufacturing juggernaut Magna International has shared details of its EtelligentReach EV powertrain, set to debut on a new entrant vehicle in 2022. The new powertrain technology joins a growing list of electrification components Magna is developing and implementing into OEM vehicles to help further accelerate EV adoption.

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Magna Stories June 22, 2021

In a recent announcement, Fisker and Magna International Inc. have finalized a long-term manufacturing agreement. The binding agreement coincides with previous agreements between both parties regarding EV platform sharing and ADAS systems. As part of the latest agreement, Magna will produce Fisker’s upcoming electric Ocean SUV in November 2022.

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Magna Stories April 12, 2021

REE Automotive has announced a “strategic collaboration” with Magna International, which will allow both companies to explore the possibilities of fully modular electric vehicles (MEVs) and bring them to market. According to a press release, these MEVs will be based around the REEcorner technology and will don a “Powered by REE” brand.

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Magna Stories December 18, 2017

Major automotive suppliers are trying to keep up with the industry’s transition to electric propulsion. Bosch recently said that it is looking to invest in battery production and now Magna plans to expand its electric powertrain offering.

Earlier this year, they built a Tesla Model S prototype with 3 motors.

Now they plan to bring it to CES to showcase their latest electric motor technology and released a cool video of some of the tests performed on the vehicle. expand full story

Magna Stories September 6, 2017

We have seen a few examples of Tesla powertrains being used in other vehicles, whether it was in conversion projects or in Tesla’s powertrain program with Toyota and Daimler, but the other way around is new to us.

Magna has unveiled a Model S prototype equipped with 3 of their new electric motors – pictured above. expand full story

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