Formerly known as the Continental Powertrain Unit, Vitesco Technologies has announced agreements with Groupe PSA and Hyundai to supply the first fully integrated electric axle drive system. Agreements with two leading OEMs underscore Vitesco Technologies' leadership in intelligent solutions to meet all electrification needs. Vitesco Technologies in Tientsin, China started production of the new electric drive system.
Wolf I am very excited to announce that the two leading vehicle manufacturers have chosen Vitesco Technologies for their electric vehicle models, Andreas says Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies. Our new integrated axle drive unit and our extensive experience in the field of electric drive units have made Vitesco Technologies the partner of choice for car manufacturers aiming to become a leader in e-mobility. Thanks to our advanced technology, electric vehicles are becoming widespread. ”
Groupe PSA; Peugeot has chosen Vitesco Technologies' new electric drive system for its modular electric platform, the e-CMP, where compact electric vehicle models such as the e-208 and Opel Corsa will be installed. Hyundai Motor Corporation also chose Vitesco Technologies as its supplier through its joint venture Beijing Hyundai. With this collaboration, the Encino compact SUV and Lafesta sedan models will be equipped with an electric drive system. In addition, other vehicle manufacturers have opted for Vitesco Technologies for battery-powered electric cars, which they plan to launch in the coming 12 month. The innovative electric axle drive system will also be used in the Sion cordless electric vehicle of the German start-up company Sono Motors.
Years of experience in electrification of powertrain
Vitesco Technologies has become a key partner of major car manufacturers thanks to more than ten years of experience in electrification. The company's long-established and committed efforts in the field of electric mobility solutions are based on 2006. This electric drive system was introduced in 2011, and was first used in Renault Zoe, Fluence and Kangoo models. Vitesco Technologies' experience and deep expertise in the field of electric drive systems is now being used to launch the innovative third generation electric axle drive system.
Two different power ratings, best-in-class power density, size and weight
Engineers specialized in systems and electronics have increased the interaction between system components such as electric motors, power electronics and transmission transmission. These improvements resulted in a lighter, compact and cost-effective driving system. The new module with liquid-cooled electric motor and power electronics weighs less than 80 kg. There is also a new electric parking lock function integrated into the transmission. Thanks to the intelligent combination and integration of system components, costs can be further reduced by removing a large number of connectors and cables.
Thomas Stierle, Head of Hybrid Electric Vehicles Division at Vitesco Technologies said: ük We have launched our highly integrated electric axle drive system with 100 - 150 kW power ratings. 150 kW maximum output power and 310 Nm maximum torque with the conventional 2 liter turbo diesel engine comparable with the powerful model; best in class in terms of power density, size and weight. ”
Focal point electric and full electric technologies
Vitesco Technologies chose China for its production of this new electric axle drive system, due to its proximity to customers and still the world's largest and fastest growing electric vehicle market. In this way, the company will be able to better serve its customers and benefit from the experience of Tientsin factory in the electric drive technology sector. The factory's highly automated production lines make it possible to achieve high production volumes at the best quality standards.
Today, Vitesco Technologies is one of the few system providers that can offer complete electrification systems from a single source. The company's product portfolio ranges from basic components for 48-volt electrification technologies and hybrid drives to full battery powered drive systems.
Ayrıca In our investment strategy in the future, we will devote more internal resources to these areas, with more emphasis on electrical and full electric technologies. In this way, we are seriously strengthening our expertise in the field of electronics. ”
Vitesco Technologies is an international developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art powertrain technologies with the goal of sustainable mobility. With intelligent system solutions for electric, hybrid and internal combustion powertrain, Vitesco Technologies makes mobility clean, efficient and cost effective. The product range includes electric power transmission systems, electronic control units, sensors and actuators as well as exhaust gas control solutions. Vitesco Technologies, a Continental AG company, achieved record sales of EUR 2018 billion in 50 with employees working on 40.000 at approximately 7,7 locations worldwide. Vitesco Technologies is headquartered in Regensburg, Germany.