Media Release

SUBARU and AISIN to Collaborate on eAxles for Next-Generation Electrified Vehicles

SUBARU CORPORATION (Headquarters: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Atsushi Osaki; hereinafter referred to as “SUBARU”) and AISIN CORPORATION (Headquarters: Kariya City, Aichi Prefecture; President: Moritaka Yoshida; hereinafter referred to as “AISIN”) have agreed to jointly develop and share production of eAxles*1 for use in battery electric vehicles (BEVs) that SUBARU will start producing from the latter half of the 2020s, by combining their knowledge and expertise in vehicle and transmission development.

This joint development provides SUBARU vehicles with increased efficiency, lighter weight and increased compactness, while also achieving various performance aspects that take into account the environments in which customers will use their vehicles.

You can read more about this collaboration in this Automotive News article: Subaru teams with Toyota Group’s Aisin on EV drivetrain | Automotive News (

In addition, the two companies will study optimal parts suppliers and production processes, taking into consideration the maintenance and development of the existing supply chain, which is undergoing significant changes in the business environment due to the advancement of vehicle electrification.

SUBARU has established a roadmap toward 2050 with the goal of contributing to a carbon-neutral society and is accelerating initiatives such as electrification.

AISIN is working toward a carbon-neutral society by advancing initiatives in terms of “production” and “products”, and is accelerating the development of eAxle, a top priority product, by exploring ways to increase efficiency and downsizing.

SUBARU and AISIN will continue to pursue opportunities for collaboration in various areas, and will contribute to the further development of an electrified society by providing high-value-added products and technologies that are unique to the two companies.

Left:    Atsushi Osaki, Representative Director and President, SUBARU CORPORATION
Right:   Moritaka Yoshida, Director and President, AISIN CORPORATION

eAxle (concept image)

*1: An eAxle is a drive unit that integrates the main components necessary to propel a vehicle that uses an electric motor as its main power source, such as BEVs, into an axle structure. It mainly consists of a gearbox, a motor, and an inverter.