Intercell Connect Boards, Battery Disconnect
Units Enhance EV Performance
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Sept. 14,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a
global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems,
announced it has been selected by General Motors Co. to supply key
electrification technologies for the automaker's
Ultium global electric vehicle platform.
"We are honored to have been selected to provide technologies to
support GM's vision for a zero-emissions future," said Ray Scott, Lear's President and Chief Executive
Officer. "Lear's unique electrification engineering knowledge and
molding and precision stamping capabilities, combined with our
strategically located manufacturing facilities, perfectly
positioned Lear to win this new business, which includes the
largest award to date for our Connection Systems business."
The technologies Lear will provide include:
- Battery Disconnect Units (BDU) - BDUs are the primary
interface between the battery pack and the vehicle's electrical
system. Lear's patent-holding and PACE Award-winning BDU has
first-to-market thermal management innovations that enable vehicles
to charge faster and drive farther.
- Intercell Connect Boards (ICB)- ICBs are the
electrical and mechanical frames that hold together multiple
individual battery cells to form an integrated battery module.
- Wire Harnesses – Wire harnesses provide electric voltage
and distribute power safely and efficiently throughout the
Lear's decades of experience with electric vehicle
architectures, precision metal stampings, and connection systems,
along with the overmolding capabilities obtained through the
2021 acquisition of M&N Plastics, provide the expertise
required to engineer and produce complex parts for the Ultium
Scott continued, "This award is a reflection of our focus on,
and commitment to, using Lear's full range of in-house capabilities
to develop cutting-edge innovations to meet our customers'
About Lear Corporation
Lear, a global automotive
technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior
in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Lear's
diverse team of talented employees in 38 countries is driven by a
commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and
sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the
technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear,
headquartered in Southfield,
Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and
ranks 186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is
available at lear.com or on Twitter @LearCorporation.
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