Systems for electric vehicles with range extender
The electric drive capabilities of electric vehicles with Range Extender are even further enhanced, permitting purely electric driving. The vehicle’s range is great enough to meet average daily mobility requirements. If required, electrical energy can be generated on board with the Range Extender.
The range of purely electric propulsion is now around 80 kilometers. On longer trips, the Range Extender provides greater range by charging the battery. Compared with propulsion by an internal-combustion engine, fuel consumption and CO2 output are reduced by an average of 90%.
Electric axle drive
The electric axle drive unit sits directly on the axle and includes a separate motor/generator which drives the vehicle electrically when functioning as a motor and helps to transform mechanical braking energy into electrical energy when functioning as a generator.
The power electronics is the connection between the battery and the electric machine. It converts the direct current of the high-performance battery into the alternating current required to power the electric motor.
Cooperative regenerative braking system
Traditional braking maneuvers represent a waste of the kinetic energy that has only just been generated via fuel combustion.
The cooperative regenerative braking system ensures that as much braking energy as possible is recuperated and stored as electrical energy. To do this, the generator is used to slow the vehicle down. As soon as the braking requirements exceed the braking capacity of the generator, the classic wheel brakes are applied.
The cooperative regenerative braking system fulfills the same safety requirements as conventional braking systems.
The battery supplies the electric machine during electric propulsion. When driving with the combustion engine and during regenerative braking, the battery is charged by the electric machine.
The Range Extender is a small internal-combustion engine with a generator that supplies energy for electric propulsion when the battery is empty.
We develop components and modules for modern automated transmissions and enable a high driving comfort by fast and smooth gearshifts, at lowest fuel consumption and emissions.
We supply the electronic and hydraulic components for the control of automated step transmissions (AT), continuously variable transmissions (CVT), double clutch transmissions (DCT) as well as automated manual transmissions (AMT).
We develop and create innovative concepts for CVT transmissions and produce the push belts for the torque transmission.