Tag: Continental

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apr 22, 2019 - 04:36 pm

Continental widening e-mobility portfolio in China

At Auto Shanghai, supplier Continental is showing an extensive portfolio of solutions for electric mobility in China. Conti plans to significantly expand its production capacities in the Chinese cities of Tianjin and Changzhou in the coming years accordingly.

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Nov 22, 2018 - 01:30 pm

Continental delivers compact drive for solar EV Sion

Continental will be delivering the electric drive unit for the solar electric car Sion by Sono Motors, including the motor, performance electronics and the powertrain in one compact system. At the same time, prices for batteries are going higher than expected.

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Jul 29, 2018 - 03:56 pm

Continental looking for solid state research partner

Automobile supplier Continental is looking for partners to possibly enter into solid state battery production starting around 2025. The company has announced considerations of delving into the battery cell business before, but remains interested in only the solid-state area.

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Jul 19, 2018 - 03:43 pm

Corporate Reorg: Continental beefing up powertrains

Supplier Continental is restructuring with a view to electric mobility. As of 2020, the company will set up a new corporate umbrella called the Continental Group as a Holding for the three sections Rubber, Automotive and Powertrain.

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Mar 20, 2018 - 05:46 pm

Spanish mail service testing electric cargo trikes

The Spanish mail service Correos is currently testing three-wheeled cargo bikes from Bikelecing (BKL), which are equipped with 48 V systems by Continental. The cargo pedelecs will be used for an initial three month period in Madrid, Sevilla, Málaga, Cordoba and Granada. 

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Sep 19, 2017 - 07:57 am

Continental, Chevy Bolt, Hinkley, Tesla.

Urban Bee hive by Conti: Described as “industrious worker bee for the urban mobility of the future”, the BEE is a compact electric car with wide ranging autonomy. Short for “Balanced Economy and Ecology mobility concept”, IAA visitors can experience it in virtual reality only but Continental hopes that many of the two-seaters could navigate tomorrow’s mega cities using swarm intelligence.
continental-corporation.com

Driving all alone: The autonomous Chevy Bolt is ready for mass production, reports GM’s Cruise Automation division that just released the third generation of the autonomous experiment. While jurisdiction may say otherwise, once full self-driving will get the go, GM’s lines are ready to roll.
medium.com (the engineers), autoblog.com

All-electric yacht: Powered by the same battery that propel BMW’s i3, Hinkley’s luxury vessel Dasher uses two of the power packs. Each drives a 59 kW electric motor and when driven at the cruising speed of 10 mph, a range of 40 miles is possible. The price range though is undisclosed.
fortune.com, boatingmag.com, bloomberg.com

The battery swap is not dead at least not on paper which Tesla filed to the patent authorities back in May. The concept describes a battery swap technology to deploy out of a trailer. Rather than being automated, this one mentions engineers and up to 15 minutes per swap.
electrek.co, insideevs.com

Sep 6, 2017 - 08:24 am

Takeshi Uchiyamada, Angela Merkel.

“As laws and regulations (that encourage the development of electric vehicles) come into effect in places like China and the U.S., car makers will have no choice but to roll out electric vehicles or risk going out of business.”

But EV policies do not mean demand will follow suit, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada believes and remains skeptical given current limitations in battery technology.
cnbc.com

“This doesn’t mean we don’t have to address unforgivable mistakes – we can’t go back to the regular agenda. But that also doesn’t mean that we have to rob the whole industry of its future.”

German chancellor Angela Merkel argues once more diesel is a necessary bridge technology – for decades – and thus continues on the path that has led to said “unforgivable mistakes” and ultimately leaves Germany at the losing end of progress.
bloombergquint.com

Aug 11, 2017 - 07:49 am

Continental, Toyota, EDAG, BHP.

New Wheel Concept: Continental has come up with a braking system for EVs. The New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside to allow for a particularly large diameter and better braking performance. The alloy brake disc is also lighter and supposedly long lasting. Debut is at the IAA.
continental-corporation.com

Toyota delivers on hydrogen: Norwegian Hexagon has finalised the design for H2 tanks destined to serve in Toyota’s recently presented fuel cell truck with Mirai technology and a first tank has been delivered already. Meanwhile, the Japanese have come to agree with convenience store Seven-Eleven to start several fuel cell pilot projects. The trials will also involve small hydrogen trucks with a freezer unit. Furthermore, fuel cell batteries and hydrogen generators may back up the stores’ energy supply.
greencarcongress.com (Hexagon), toyota.co.jp (7/11)

Live-engineering: An autonomous EV shall be developed live on stage during the IAA and led by engineering specialist EDAG. Using the scrum concept and supported on social media, the engineers aim for a concept for robot vehicles with swarm intelligence. While project #collectivio has thus been outlined in theory, only practice during the show’s twelve days will reveal what such a concept could really look like and be used for.
collectivio.de (project website), edag.de

Rethinking its business is mining house BHP that plans to invest heavily in its long-suffering nickel business. The reason is obviously the rise in electric vehicles and the company wants to spend more than 43m dollars building a nickel processing plant near Perth, Australia as part of a broader plan to reposition the business around batteries.
reuters.com

Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/04/06/research-project-street-solar-powers-electric-van-directly/
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