New Electric Drive Units Deliver 400 hp. 516 lb. ft. of Torque

Press Release Summary:

  • Designed to maximize power but minimize system space and help contribute to vehicle's low center of gravity
  • Provides high-performance all-wheel-drive via two electric drive units
  • Capable of reaching 60 mph in just four seconds

Original Press Release:

AAM's Electric Drive System Powers New Jaguar I-PACE

Detroit, Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Jaguar's first all-electric production vehicle, the I-PACE, features American Axle & Manufacturing's all-wheel-drive front and rear e-Drive units.

The e-AAM Hybrid and Electric Driveline™ BEV system delivers 400 hp., 516 lb. ft. of torque and high-performance all-wheel-drive via two electric drive units. Capable of reaching 60 mph in just four seconds, AAM's system provides maximum performance in a compact design.

"AAM worked with Jaguar to design, develop and build the high-performance and highly efficient e-AAM electric drive units for the I-PACE," said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "Technologies that move forward vehicle electrification -- particularly the driveline -- are an integral part of AAM's product portfolio and we continue to advance electrified solutions with other global customers."

AAM's I-PACE system includes two power dense electric drive units that are designed to maximize power but minimize system space and help contribute to the vehicle's low center of gravity. Using Jaguar-designed permanent magnet motors, AAM's independently controlled drive units provide immediate torque and all-wheel drive for optimal control and maximum safety.

AAM designed and engineered the I-PACE e-AAM system at the company's Trollhättan Technical Center in Trollhättan, Sweden. The system is built in Poland at AAM's Świdnica Manufacturing Facility, which is dedicated to producing precision-engineered AAM driveline systems and components.

About AAM

AAM (NYSE: AXL) delivers POWER that moves the world. As a leading global tier 1 automotive supplier, AAM designs, engineers and manufactures driveline, metal forming and casting technologies that are making the next generation of vehicles smarter, lighter, safer and more efficient. Headquartered in Detroit, AAM has over 25,000 associates operating at nearly 90 facilities in 17 countries to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership. To learn more, visit

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