Continental will current on the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Present “the primary of its type” electrical axle drive for electrical automobiles, which integrates an electrical motor, transmission and inverter.
Continental explains that the absolutely built-in axle drive module with a complete weight of lower than 80 kg, is 20 kg (or 20%) lighter than a comparable not built-in drive unit. Detailed specs weren’t but publicly introduced.
“Continental is thus the primary provider worldwide to supply a totally built-in axle drive module.”
“The compact axle drive weighs lower than 80 kilograms and consists of an electrical motor, transmission and inverter. As a bundle, the three components make the electrical automobile round 20 kilograms lighter – not least as a result of quite a few cable connections and plugs are distributed with.”
Manufacturing of these compact axle drive models will start in Europe and China by the tip of 2019, which makes us marvel which producers.
Andreas Wolf, head of Continental’s Powertrain enterprise stated:
“Our absolutely built-in axle drive module makes us pioneers and places us a transparent step forward of the competitors. The system permits each established large-scale producers and new suppliers to rapidly produce environment friendly, absolutely electric-powered autos,”
For us plainly the automotive suppliers are merely, step-by-step transferring in direction of the trail of upper integration, began by Tesla with the Mannequin S in 2012.
Tesla Mannequin S drive unit (2013)