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ZF produces 2 millionth electric motor

ZF has reached the milestone of two million electric motors produced.

The technology company supplies automotive manufacturers with electric motors for different vehicle types – from hybrid and electric axle drives for electric passenger cars to electric central drives for commercial vehicles. The performance range is 50 kW to 550 kW, with torques of 75 Nm to 1,500 Nm.

ZF says the two million units produced contribute significantly to reducing CO2 emissions.

In 2008, the company was the first volume production supplier in Europe to bring out an electric motor for a premium mild hybrid.

Since then, ZF says it has not only expanded its product portfolio with technological innovations but has also strongly supported the trend towards electrifying passenger car drives – to cut down climate-damaging CO2 emissions.

Especially in recent years, this went hand in hand with massive production capacity increases to keep pace with the global rise in electric vehicle production.

ZF has continuously expanded production capacities for electric motors at the lead plant in Schweinfurt, Germany. In addition, the company commissioned major production lines in Pančevo (Serbia) and Shenyang (China) in recent years.

Another plant in North America is currently under construction and will go into operation in 2023, the firm adds.