Patent Number: 8,870,698

Title: Electric drive unit with modular motor assembly

Abstract: An electric drive module for a motor vehicle includes an electric motor assembly having a cartridge housing containing a stator, a rotor, and a rotor shaft. The rotor shaft is supported by the cartridge housing. The electric motor assembly is positioned within an axle housing. A reduction unit includes an input member being driven by the rotor shaft and includes an output member driven at a reduced speed relative to the input member. A differential assembly includes an input driven by the output member, a first differential output driving a first output shaft, and a second differential output driving a second output shaft.

Inventors: Mack; Noel R. (Rochester, MI), Mann; Harminder (Sterling Heights, MI)

Assignee: Magna Powertrain USA, Inc.

International Classification: F16H 48/30 (20120101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00