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Here is the press release, which provides translations in several other languages if you scroll down to the bottom of the page.

This is the rear axle housing containing the gearbox, motor, some cooling, and some electronics. BW also supplies the front axle version of this for AWD MMEs.

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Is there an engineer around the forums that can translate this from Engineering English into common future MME driver English? ;)
 
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Is there an engineer around the forums that can translate this from Engineering English into common future MME driver English? ;)
If you prefer a visual explanation of this stuff, and you have time on your hands, I highly recommend Professor John Kelly's teardown videos:

https://www.youtube.com/c/WeberAuto

He doesn't cover Mustang Mach-E yet, of course, but if you watch enough of his videos you'll start seeing how similar the BEVs are (from high level view).
 

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Yeah, it's barely 6 am out here and I'm still sipping my 100% Kona coffee, so most anything beyond the Calico cat's insistence upon being fed is pretty much beyond me atm (her picture is to the left -- bossy thing).
 
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Thanks for both those links, they were quite informative and pretty much what I was looking for. I finished mug 2 and 3 while watching/reading. Hey, it's a big day out here for me, don't Judge.***

*** Big day = off to the "Transfer Station" (aka dump)/recycle center then to the grocery store. I'm retired and it's Covid year 1. That's a big day. :p
 

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Is there an engineer around the forums that can translate this from Engineering English into common future MME driver English? ;)
Sure, I’m an engineer! Translation:
It’s a beautiful design, nicely optimizing both size and efficiency. Not a hacked together kludge, this architecture was nicely thought out to be optimal for this platform.

I can’t wait to get my car!
 

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Not criticizing this design, and obviously it fits in the Mach-E, but man that inverter looks *huge* sitting on top of the motor compared to Tesla's integrated inverter on their PM motors which is nested into the side of the motor directly. I guess I'm not surprised Ford wouldn't go to a custom inverter since the "power electronics from other suppliers" part of BorgWarners' release probably meant too many hands were on this to go fully custom.
 
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Ford engineers have stated that the motors (and I think the electronics??) are their own design, but manufactured by a supplier. So the piece we don't know right now is, who is the supplier that builds Ford's custom motor design.

Not criticizing Tesla's designs, either, but aren't their motors parallel to the axle instead of coaxial? And some are induction instead of PM? I'm sure they're a bunch of decisions that were made differently, and that's okay.
 

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The Focus Electric's motor was a coaxial motor stacked with all the electronics. When pulled out of the car it looked remarkably similar in size to the 4-cylinder engine on the ICE Focus (which is no surprise since it was a re-purposed ICE instead of ground up EV design).
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Pretty sure it's like two or three squirrels, a hamster wheel (no hamsters though), and a lot of copper pipes.

If you want to see a bit of the inside, scroll back to post #3 in this thread.
 

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Pretty sure it's like two or three squirrels, a hamster wheel (no hamsters though), and a lot of copper pipes.

If you want to see a bit of the inside, scroll back to post #3 in this thread.
It literally says ____ LIVE HERE on the side of the motor though... I want to know what the blank is.
 



 










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