As a compact power pack, the new electric drive combines the advantages of innovative technologies with sophisticated power electronics. It features a strong e-motor, delivering up to 200 kW, a differential, a reduction gearbox, drive shafts, a parking lock and, of course, the power electronics and respective engine control software – all from a single source. Compared with current concepts, the improved efficiency results in up to seven percent more range. This means that, with the same range profile, system costs can be significantly reduced. This is because the demands on the drive battery are reduced. The main reason for the increased efficiency is the silicon carbide technology of the power semiconductors with significantly lower switching losses during acceleration and deceleration.