Mar 21, 2023 - 11:39 am
BMW & Continental invest in DeepDrive
BMW and Continental have become investors in electric drive specialist DeepDrive. The Munich-based start-up has developed a radial flux dual rotor motor including power electronics that can be installed as a central drive as well as a wheel hub drive in production vehicles.
Nov 28, 2022 - 04:06 pm
Continental presents ‘Green Caliper’ for EVs
Continental continues to develop brake calipers for electric vehicles. The so-called ‘Green Caliper’, newly developed brake calipers for disc brakes, are significantly lighter than previous designs and have a lower residual drag torque. In two to three years, the system could make its way to use in production cars.
Nov 21, 2022 - 04:04 pm
Sono to source more components from Continental
The Munich-based solar car developer Sono Motors has expanded its cooperation with Continental. The vehicles for the current series validation of the Sion are to use further components from the supplier from Hanover, also surrounding the vehicle’s battery.
Sep 1, 2022 - 11:20 am
Oliver Blume suceeds Herbert Diess as Volkswagen CEO
As of today, Oliver Blume acts as CEO of both Porsche and the Volkswagen Group. He succeeds Herbert Diess as announced and sets the course right from the start. German media has learnt that Blume will reduce the Board of Management to take decisions more quickly.
Mar 27, 2022 - 04:02 pm
Vitesco records major earnings from electrification
Vitesco Technologies has published its 2021 earnings and the focus on 800-Volt technology was paying off. E-mobility products made up almost half of their revenue last year. The news also saw the company announcing another major order worth around two billion euros for its latest electric drive system.
Jan 26, 2022 - 02:47 pm
Continental & Volterio to develop EV charging robot
Continental Engineering Services (CES), Continental’s development and production service provider, and the startup Volterio have entered into a partnership to develop an intelligent charging robot to make charging easier. The first near-series systems are planned for mid-2022.
Aug 20, 2021 - 03:12 pm
Vitesco to produce fuel cell control unit
Vitesco Technologies has announced that it is developing a control unit for fuel cell applications. The Fuel Cell Control Unit (FCCU) is to go into series production in the second half of the decade.
Aug 12, 2021 - 01:32 pm
Continental & Varta to develop 48-volt battery for bikes
Continental’s development and production service provider Continental Engineering Services (CES) is cooperating with the battery specialist Varta. In an initial pilot project, both partners have developed a replaceable 48-volt battery pack for electric two-wheelers with a drive power of 10 kW or more.
Jul 29, 2021 - 01:06 pm
Continental & Siemens to cooperate on truck pantographs
Continental Engineering Services (CES) and Siemens Mobility will cooperate in the development and production of pantographs for trucks. The duo has in mind the electrification of road freight transport by means of so-called eHighways, as they are currently being tested in three regions in Germany.
Jul 28, 2021 - 01:24 pm
Daimler hungry for more CATL batteries
Mercedes-Benz will purchase more battery cells from CATL than planned for its accelerated electrification offensive. There is also new information on the announced eight cell factories with partners.
Apr 6, 2021 - 04:00 pm
Research project Street directly solar-powers electric van
The German research project ‘Street’ has equipped an electric van with photovoltaic modules. Based on the Streetscooter WORK L by DPDHL, the demonstrator is expected to gain over 5,000 km of range in a year of operation using the extra solar power.
Mar 25, 2021 - 12:57 pm
Vitesco aims for 30% profits from electrification
After the supervisory board of Continental AG approved the spin-off of the powertrain division Vitesco Technologies a few days ago, the latter has now presented its current strategy. In the medium term, Vitesco wants to generate over 30 per cent of its sales in its core business with electrification.
Mar 17, 2021 - 02:27 pm
Vitesco to hit the stock market in the second half of 2021
The supervisory board of Continental AG has approved the planned spin-off of the powertrain division Vitesco Technologies with a subsequent listing on the stock exchange. In addition, Vitesco has moved into a new regional headquarters in China.
Mar 3, 2021 - 02:00 pm
Volocopter closes $200 million financing round
Volocopter has raised over 200 million euros in its Series D financing round. The money will be used for the approval process of the e-taxi VoloCity and the accelerated opening of the first commercial routes.
Feb 26, 2021 - 01:19 pm
Vitesco opens electric drive plant in Hungary
After two years of construction, Continental’s powertrain division Vitesco Technologies has put its new plant in Debrecen, Hungary, into operation. Electronics and transmission sensors for drives for use in fully electric and electrified vehicles are manufactured there on an area of around 7,000 square metres.
Aug 12, 2020 - 12:31 pm
MEB drive unit to come from Vitesco
Continental’s drive unit Vitesco Technologies has developed the drive control unit for Volkswagen’s MEB electrical construction kit. The German company based in Regensburg is the sole supplier of the component for the MEB platform.
Jun 4, 2020 - 05:51 pm
Vitesco picking up semiconductors from Rohm
Continental’s drive division Vitesco Technologies has selected Rohm Semiconductor as its preferred partner for silicon carbide power semiconductors. Vitesco Technologies will use Rohm’s SiC technologies to increase the efficiency of its power electronics for electric vehicles.
Jan 7, 2020 - 12:57 pm
Sony presents their own concept EV at CES
Sony has surprisingly presented their very own prototype of an electric car at the CES, though the electronics giant has been keeping any production plans to themselves. Sony’s electric limousine named Vision-S is based on a specially developed electric car platform for which international suppliers were involved.
Nov 17, 2019 - 06:25 pm
Continental closes e-bike drive division
Continental will close its e-bike motor business at the end of this year, “for economic reasons” and to “invest in other growth areas,” the company says. Service for pedelec drives already delivered is to be maintained until 2022.
Nov 14, 2019 - 12:17 am
Continental to provide OTA to all VW ID. electric cars
Continental is to supply the central computers for Volkswagen’s ID. Series of electric cars, meaning VW is introducing over the air updates à la Tesla. The server naturally enables a high degree of other networking in MEB electric vehicles as well.
Nov 13, 2019 - 01:35 pm
Evergrande to introduce first EV in 2020
The Chinese Evergrande Group has invested a further 3 billion US dollars into its Swedish subsidiary NEVS as well as concluding strategic cooperation agreements with no less than 60 suppliers for its electric car plans.
Sep 3, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Continental considers splitting off powertrain division
Parallel to the ongoing preparations for a possible partial IPO of its Powertrain division, Continental is now also considering a possible complete subsidiary of the Powertrain division (in future: Vitesco Technologies) with the subsequent listing on the stock exchange.
Jul 10, 2019 - 02:28 pm
Continental to present new electric drive at the IAA
Continental will present the third generation of a fully electric drive train at the IAA. The “first fully integrated axle drive for mass production” weighs less than 80 kilograms and is to be offered in two power ratings of 120 or 150 kW.
Jul 2, 2019 - 06:36 pm
Continental now offers 48 volt full-hybrid drive
So far, 48-volt hybrids have mostly been designed as mild hybrids. Continental has now introduced a 48-volt drive that is designed to provide the same functionality as previous full hybrid drives. This means it is also conceivable in a PHEV.