Shares of American Axle & Manufacturing have jumped 4% to $9.20 in late morning trading. The new company, e-AAM Driveline Systems AB (e-AAM), will engineer, develop and commercialize electric all-wheel-drive and hybrid driveline systems for passenger cars and crossover vehicles, American Axle said in a press release. The company described the e-AAM systems design as one that would improve fuel efficiency, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and provide vehicle stability. e-AAM will be headquartered in Trollhattan, Sweden and begin operations on Oct. 1. It will be majority- controlled by American Axle. e-AAM systems will be featured in the next generation of Saab vehicles beginning in 2012, American Axle said. American Axle & Manufacturing "is pleased to be launching this exciting new business opportunity with Saab," AAM CEO Richard Dauch said. "e-AAM will leverage the outstanding competencies of both our companies in the development of state-of-the-art electric and hybrid driveline systems needed by global OEMs to improve the fuel efficiency, ride and handling performance and overall capability of their products. " -- Written by Andrea Tse in New York. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Andrea Tse. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to Andrea Tse. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: email@example.com.
NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Auto component supplier American Axle & Manufacturing ( AXL ) stock was jumping after the company announced a joint venture with Saab Automobile to deliver components that improve vehicle fuel efficiency.