WardsAuto Podcast: AAM Much More Than Axles in EV and Software Era

American Axle & Manufacturing is adapting its businesses to the new parameters and needs of the auto industry in a rapidly changing era of electrification and software-defined vehicles.

Wards Staff

February 6, 2024

LAS VEGAS – American Axle & Manufacturing is moving both quickly and deliberately to thrive in the electrification era of the auto industry. Once a division of General Motors, the stalwart supplier of axles and driveshafts is well on its way to being a major player in the software-defined-vehicle era.

The company has two new components gaining a lot of attention from OEMs: a next-generation 3-in-1 electric-drive unit and its e-Beam axle for electric pickups and commercial vehicles.

AAM will put the electric-drive unit into production this year for REE Automotive, and the e-Beam axle is committed to a new electric pickup in development with Stellantis. The company is also readying a 2-in-1 electric drive-unit showcased at CES 2024 in the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S E Performance car. It’s the first plug-in hybrid vehicle to feature the supplier’s 2-in-1 electric driveline technology.

WardsAuto Podcast Host David Kiley chats with Matthew Girlando, vice president of strategy and business development at AAM, at CES 2024 about how the company is managing this transformative time in automotive and some of the major issues facing the whole industry.

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