GKN Driveline says demand for its electric rear-drive axles, or eAxle, is soaring, as auto makers scramble to increase fuel efficiency at a reasonable cost. The U.K.-based supplier has considerable experience in developing the axles, which the company says can improve fuel efficiency by up to 35%. Over the past 10 years, it has supplied more than 250,000 eAxles to Mazda and Nissan in Japan. “GKN has had the technology in the market since 2002 for traction assist in Japan,” Ray Kuczera, ...

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