BorgWarner’s HY-VO® Chains Transfer Torque for the Chevrolet Volt and Malibu Hybrid

  • HY-VO chains deliver quiet, durable, efficient performance
  • New application of proven BorgWarner technology

Auburn Hills, Michigan, February 22, 2017 – BorgWarner, a global leader in clean and efficient technology solutions for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, supplies HY-VO chains for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Malibu hybrid. Offering greater efficiency and lower noise than gear drives, BorgWarner’s HY-VO chains transmit torque from the two-motor electric drive unit to the differential and front axles.

“Drivers expect a quiet ride and appreciate efficient propulsion. Our proven HY-VO chain technology delivers both with the high quality and durability automakers count on,” said Joel Wiegert, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Morse Systems. “This new application of our HY-VO chain technology is another example of BorgWarner’s solutions for electric propulsion systems.”

BorgWarner’s tunable HY-VO chain technology features two unique link profiles assembled in a specific pattern to reduce noise. BorgWarner’s HY-VO chains drive a variety of applications, including front-wheel drive transmissions; part-time and all-wheel drive transfer cases; hybrid electric motor applications; and reverse and primary drives for power sports such as snowmobiles, scooters and all-terrain vehicles.

In addition to HY-VO chains, BorgWarner supplies mini direct-acting variable force solenoids and thermostats for these applications.

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