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1. (WO2018060079) A DRIVE ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/060079    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/074039
Publication Date: Fri Apr 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 23 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: B60K 17/354
B60K 17/356
B60K 17/16
B60K 1/00
B62D 21/11
Applicants: JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED
Inventors: FUSCO, Lucia
HUGHES, Chris
HOSE, Markus
Title: A DRIVE ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE
Abstract:
A drive assembly (101, 101 A) for a vehicle (103, 1603), a vehicle (103, 1603) and a method of mounting a drive mechanism (104, 104A) is disclosed. The drive assembly (101, 101 A) comprises a drive mechanism (104, 104A) having two output shafts (113) for connection to wheels (105A, 1605A) of the vehicle (103, 1603) and a subframe (106, 106A, 106B, 106C) having at least a first mounting feature (107) for mounting the drive assembly (101, 101 A) at a first side of the body (102, 1602) of the vehicle (103, 1603) and at least a second mounting feature (108) for mounting the drive assembly (101, 101 A) at a second side of the body (102, 1602) of the vehicle (103, 1603). The drive assembly also includes a removable cover (208, 208A, 208B) attached to the subframe (106, 106A, 106B, 106C) and covering at least a part of the drive mechanism (104, 104A). The subframe (106, 106A, 106B, 106C) comprises a continuous component (110, 110A) extending from the first mounting feature (107) to the second mounting feature (108) and the continuous component (110, 110A) has a hole (401, 1801) or recess (1201) in which at least a part of the drive mechanism (104, 104A) resides.