IE Drives Is The Leader In The Development Of Drivetrains And Drivetrain Development For Hybrid And Electric Vehicles. For over two decades, IEdrives and its people have had extensive experiences supporting the development of drivetrains and drivetrain balance of plant components for electric and hybrid series electric vehicles. IEdrives’ personnel have participated in multiple programs for both OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) customers and DOE (Department of Energy) programs. Programs such as PNGV (Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles) and FreedomCAR (Cooperative Automotive Research) resulted in extensive activities in support of fuel cell power plants. IEdrives personnel have participated in a significant number of clean sheet drive train development projects. These activities included definition, build and analysis for a number of specialty and one-off vehicles. Among the more notable projects was the initial design and fabrication of the original Proterra electric bus.
The heart of our transmission technology is the result of over 30 years of continuous on-going NASCAR racing development by one of its premier transmission suppliers. The NASCAR demands on transmission performance demands absolute reliability, rock-solid durability with minimal efficiency losses. In a joint venture development, IEdrives and G-Force have evolved this industry leading NASCAR 4-speed transmission technology to meet the unique and difficult requirements of high speed and high torque electric motor drives.