Feb 16, 2023 - 04:23 pm
Schaeffler commercialises serial hybrid e-bike system Free Drive
The chainless drive developed for electric bikes by Schaeffler and Heinzmann has made it to market. The companies presented the Free Drive system in the summer of 2021 with a focus on inner-city logistics. Production is now underway and the first customers have lined up.
Nov 8, 2022 - 12:56 pm
Schaeffler begins downsizing combustion departments
The accelerated transformation of vehicle drives towards electromobility is leading to overcapacities at Schaeffler for products for combustion vehicles. For this reason and to reduce fixed costs, the automotive supplier is now announcing the elimination of a total of 1,300 jobs by the end of 2026.
Sep 14, 2022 - 12:15 pm
Schaeffler to introduce new electric truck drive series at the IAA
Schaeffler has developed a new electric motor product family for trucks with oil cooling, an efficiency of over 97 per cent and a continuous drive power of up to 300 kilowatts. In addition, water-cooled electric motors with 800 volts can also be seen at the IAA Transportation in Hanover.
Aug 11, 2022 - 02:14 pm
Schaeffler announces repair kit of electric axle drives
The automotive supplier Schaeffler has developed a repair kit for electric axle drives. According to the company, the ‘Schaeffler E-Axle RepSystem – G’ is currently the only repair solution that enables workshops to repair electric axle transmissions instead of replacing them completely.
Jul 4, 2022 - 06:33 pm
Schaeffler increases stake in Vitesco Technologies
In Germany, the Schaeffler family has increased its stake in the drive manufacturer Vitesco Technologies. The Schaeffler company IHO has acquired 1.6 million Vitesco shares. This increases the family’s stake in Vitesco Technologies by around four per cent to a total of 49.99 per cent.
Jun 13, 2022 - 03:40 pm
Schaeffler introduces 4-1 electric axle drive
Automotive supplier Schaeffler presented a range of electric drive solutions at the Electric Vehicle Symposium in Oslo. Among them is the 4in1 electric axle drive, which is still under development and which Schaeffler describes as its most comprehensive drive system for electric cars to date.
Jun 7, 2022 - 03:10 pm
Schaeffler & Symbio launch joint venture for bipolar plates
Schaeffler and Symbio, the joint venture of Faurecia and Michelin, have founded a globally active joint venture for the production of bipolar plates for fuel cells with proton exchange membrane (PEM). Production will be exclusively for the needs of the two shareholders.
Feb 21, 2022 - 03:35 pm
Schaeffler presents bearings for e-mobility
Schaeffler has presented a new product lineup, which was specially designed for electric vehicles in the form of the TriFinity triple row wheel bearing and the high-performance ball bearing with a centrifugal disc. These are said to be characterised by particularly high efficiency, among other things.
Jan 21, 2022 - 03:27 pm
Schaeffler presents hybrid drive module for WRC
Hybrid cars will be used in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) from this year onwards. At the start of the hybrid era at the Rally Monte Carlo, Schaeffler will present the drive system of its subsidiary Compact Dynamics, which will be used as a standard component in the WRC cars.
Oct 4, 2021 - 04:21 pm
Hy24 founded for H2 infrastructure investment
Ardian and FiveT Hydrogen have announced the beginning of Hy24, “the world’s largest investment platform focused exclusively on clean hydrogen infrastructure”. Hy24’s first fund is expected to have a volume of 1.5 billion euros.
Sep 20, 2021 - 03:12 pm
Schaeffler opens new plant in Hungary
Automotive supplier Schaeffler has opened a new plant at its Szombathely location in western Hungary. The production site is the Schaeffler Group’s first pure e-mobility plant worldwide.
Aug 31, 2021 - 01:12 pm
Schaeffler announces chainless e-bike drive
Schaeffler will present the new ‘Free Drive’ chainless electric drive system for bicycles at Eurobike 2021 in Friedrichshafen. The ‘Bike-by-Wire’ system is a joint development with the two-wheel electric drive specialist Heinzmann and does without a mechanical connection between generator and motor.
Jul 28, 2021 - 12:12 pm
Bio-Hybrid goes bankrupt
The pedelec start-up Bio-Hybrid has finally failed. After the management had to file for insolvency in April this year, the search for investors was unsuccessful. The start-up was dissolved in the commercial register in mid-July.
Jul 19, 2021 - 04:12 pm
Schaeffler kickstarts e-axle production in China
Schaeffler has started series production of its so-called 2in1 E-axle in Taicang, China. The first Chinese car equipped with this product will be launched shortly. After the market launch in China, the axle will also be used by a European OEM, according to Schaeffler.
Apr 19, 2021 - 02:52 pm
Schaeffler signs fuel cell cooperation with Refire
At Auto Shanghai, Schaeffler signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Refire, a Chinese supplier of fuel cell technology. The duo aims to push the development of FC components such as bipolar plates or thermal management systems.
Mar 27, 2021 - 11:24 pm
Schaeffler scores contracts for commercial EV motors
Schaeffler has announced new series orders for electric motors and hybrid modules for use in trucks. One series order relates to the supply of electric motors from 2023 for an unnamed commercial vehicle supplier. Schaeffler can book another major order in the field of hybrid modules.
Feb 22, 2021 - 01:55 pm
Schaeffler to open new lab in Bavaria
Automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced plans to invest around 80 million euros in a new central laboratory in Herzogenaurach, Germany, which is scheduled for completion by 2023. Schaeffler intends to bundle “core competencies and key technologies” at the site.
Oct 17, 2020 - 12:07 am
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH gets a new owner
Schaeffler has sold all shares in its subsidiary Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH to Micromobility Services and Solutions GmbH, based in Berlin. Series production of the four-wheeled pedelec Bio-Hybrid is scheduled to start in mid-2021 under the new owner.
Aug 19, 2020 - 03:29 pm
Hyraze League to establish racing on green hydrogen
A consortium of German partners will establish the Hyraze League as the world’s first automobile racing series to use hydrogen from sustainable sources. The concept now presented envisions 588 hydrogen-powered cars competing using eco-tech both in the real world and online.
Dec 4, 2019 - 06:34 pm
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid pedal-assist light electric vehicle
Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid GmbH has completed the first application trials with its Bio-Hybrid pedelec. The four-wheeled electric vehicle is scheduled to go into series production at the end of 2020. This LEV is set to make a name for itself in many disguises.
Dec 3, 2019 - 07:17 pm
Schaeffler & Abt e-line join up on commercial EVs
Schaeffler and Abt e-Line have agreed on strategic cooperation for the electrification of light commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tons. Abt e-Line is the premium partner of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for the full electrification of LCVs.
Jun 5, 2019 - 03:26 pm
Schaeffler to offer utility vehicle electric drives
The automotive supplier Schaeffler has announced its entry into the electrification of commercial vehicles. To this end, the company has developed a modular system called E-Drive, which is intended to offer customers cost-effective, tailor-made solutions.
Dec 10, 2018 - 03:33 pm
Schaeffler quad LEV near production
Supplier Schaeffler increasingly feels at home as an e-mobility developer and announces that it will present three concept vehicles at the CES in Las Vegas in January 2019 – including a near-production version of a LEV by their so-called Bio-Hybrid unit.
Nov 28, 2018 - 03:48 pm
Schaeffler buys electric motor machinery specialist
Schaeffler continues on the path towards supplying the EV industry as they acquire Elmotec Statomat. The company is a leading manufacturer of machinery made for volume production of electric motors so you see where this is going.