Schaeffler is presenting its technology portfolio and selected products for electrified drive trains suitable for volume production at the 17th International VDI Congress, ‘Drivetrain for Vehicles.’
The German supplier’s portfolio comprises components, modules, and systems from electrically actuated clutches, components and drives for mild hybridisation, high-voltage hybrid solutions to complete electric drives for hybrid and all-electric vehicles.
“We have been involved in the development of new drive concepts in this sector for over a decade, and are currently working on more than 20 customer projects,” said Schaeffler Automotive CEO, Matthias Zink.
Schaeffler also presented its high-voltage hybrid module in a P2 arrangement at the VDI Congress in Bonn, showcasing an approach to drivetrain electrification which can be matched to a large number of drive concepts on a modular basis.
As the central element in plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), Schaeffler says its P2 hybrid module contributes to a reduction in fuel consumption by 70% with an all-electric range of 50km. A maximum speed of 135 km/h can be reached in purely electric driving mode (EV mode).
The vehicle can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than eight seconds. This new P2 hybrid module will be put into volume production for the first time at the end of 2017 in China.
Before the start of volume production in China, the first hybrid modules are already coming off the production line in Herzogenaurach, where the pilot production facility was set up by Schaeffler’s Special Machinery department.
After transferring the machines, the Schaeffler plant in Taicang on the outskirts of Shanghai will produce 60,000 hybrid modules per year during the start-up phase for an unnamed Chinese vehicle manufacturer.