BorgWarner’s Delphi acquisition becomes exemplar of EV disruption

BorgWarner's acquisition of Delphi reflects wider supply chain implications of the shift to electric vehicles. By Megan Lampinen

The industry move towards electrification is sending shock waves through the supply chain. As both light and heavy vehicles adopt hybrid and electric powertrains, the business potential dwindles for suppliers of internal combustion engines (ICE) and their associated parts.

“Companies that are too focussed on conventional powertrain technology have to redefine themselves one way or another,” cautions Pedro Pacheco, Senior Research Director (Germany), at Gartner. “Otherwise they will face serious difficulties in the future.”…

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