Tag: Schaeffler

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.

Oct 12, 2018 - 12:22 pm

Racing backwards for the record

German race car driver Daniel Abt, known for his performance in the Formula E series, has set a new unofficial world record: He accelerated an electric car backwards to a speed of 210 km/h, leaving behind a Porsche, among others.

Apr 13, 2018 - 07:16 pm

Schaeffler presents new hybrid drive and e-axles

At the 11th Schaeffler colloquium the newly created e-mobility unit presented solutions for future electric and hybrid drive systems. They are based on a unified development platform, which was also first presented to the public.

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:03 am

Cummins, Schaeffler, NCTE, Aston Martin, Tesla.

E-truck by diesel engine builder: Cummins, commonly known for its diesel motors, apparently got a sense for Zeitgeist and now presents its own electric truck. The AEOS is an 8 ton cab able to tow a 22 ton trailer. Its 140 kWh battery is said to last for 160 kilometres of heavy duty but Cummins offers an optional diesel range extender that expands the operation to 500 km. Still, Cummins seems serious and plans to begin production by 2019. Once the AEOS will hit the road a year later, the manufacturer targets a charge time of 20 minutes, Tesla style.
electrek.co, carscoops.com, forbes.com

E-bike sensors: Schaeffler has teamed up with NCTE to get a foot into the torque sensor market for electric bicycles. The cooperation shall lead to a joint portfolio that Schaeffler wants to market exclusively worldwide. The sensors measure the cadence or, the cadence frequency combined with torque.
greencarcongress.com, schaeffler.de

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Big in Japan: Aston Martin wants to open a new 500m pound Meta Technology site in Japan to strengthen its position in Asia. The office will be responsible for connecting with local firms specialised in electric powertrain and connected technologies, as well as growing Aston Martin’s dealer network.

Battery price changes: Tesla has decreased costs for its top trim 100 kWh battery pack for both the Model S and X. They are now up to 5,000 dollars cheaper or rather cost the same as they did before the last price increase. Tesla claims it is passing cost efficiency improvements trough to customers.

Jul 21, 2017 - 08:01 am

Geely, Schaeffler, Hyundai-Kia, BMW, Nissan, Fisker.

Lynk-Co-SUV-300x150Geely, Volvo and Lynk&Co are about to establish a standalone EV technology JV in order to mutually benefit from synergies and economies of scale. In a MoU, all three agreed to share vehicle architecture and engines via cross licensing arrangements of technologies managed by the joint venture. Its headquarter will be in China with a subsidiary set in Swedish Gothenburg. Also, Volvo is about to take a significant minority stake in Lynk & Co given that they will share technology anyway.
electriccarsreport.com, volvocars.com

Schaeffler restructures its business as well to accommodate for what it calls “key opportunities for the future.” Electric mobility is to play a crucial role and will form its own division within automotive. Apart from concentrating all hybrid and electric vehicle activities in one unit beginning by 2018, Schaeffler also plans to set up a competence centre for all things electric in China. Meanwhile, the supplier has received eight series contracts for electric axles and hybrid modules from different clients worldwide. Automotive CEO Matthias Zink believes, “the sales potential of these contracts amounts to over one billion euros.”

Hyundai-Kia to double EV production: Once the all-electric variants of both the Hyundai Kona and Kia Niro will go on sale early next year, the Korean alliance hopes to double its EV sales. In numbers that means 13,000 E-Kona and 12,000 E-Niro a year.

Battery upgrade for BMW i3? 120 Ah has been named as the next threshold by the BMW blog just a year after the carmaker introduced its i3 with a 94 Ah power pack. The new cells with 120 Ah could enter the electric line-up from 2018 and are said to increase the range by another 60 percent. It is currently about 200 km in real life.

One pedal for all: Nissan continues the tease for the next-gen Leaf with yet another feature that takes electric driving most seriously. The e-Pedal essentially does away with the clutch and brake as it enables full control over stop and go and fast and slow. Nissan claims that its release would bring the Leaf to a halt even on steep hills and that it will be enough to tap the lever again to reengage the electric drive. Those however that prefer to trust their long trained two-pedal instinct have the option to switch the e-Pedal off entirely, meaning there is a brake installed still.
youtube.com, autoblog.com, electrek.co

Fisker battery details: The luxury brand disappointed when it cancelled the expected graphen-based battery for now. Instead, Fisker opted for Li-ion batteries and claims a range of 640 km. The cylindrical cells stem from LG Chem (21700) and work with NCM chemistry. Tesla’s Model 3 uses the same format.
insideevs.com, electrek.co

Jun 27, 2017 - 08:04 am

Tesla, Audi, Schaeffler, France, BMW, Ford.

Tesla-Model-3-Sunset-300x150Tesla increases credit line: 800m have been added to Tesla’s creditline as the EV maker’s need for cash increases closer to the Model 3 launch. Deutsche Bank is the administrative agent of the credit agreement, which is now worth up to 2.0bn dollars depending on the option. On a similar note, Tesla wants to stock up its stores in Germany with six new locations planned for this year. German store no. 17 will open its doors in Porsche’s hometown Stuttgart next month.
electrek.co, automobilwoche.de (Stores Germany)

New Formula E motors: Audi and Schaeffler will deliver the next drive for the FE electric racers over the coming three seasons. Their cooperation will include joint work on the electric motor, suspension and power electronics. Schaeffler has been the drive behind the Team ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport since season 2015/16 but with Audi joining the Formula E officially, work that had been done behind the scenes is to intensify and it looks like this is a real commitment, at least until 2020.
greencarcongress.com, pressebox.de

France plans price parity: La Grande Nation is about to raise taxes on diesel to match those on gasoline, said Nicolas Hulot, France’s minister for the environment. Furthermore, France plans to quit exploring oil and gas as no new such permissions will be granted.
bfmtv.com (Diesel, in French), bfmtv.com (Oil and gas, in French)

BMW presents next X3: This latest SUV by the Bavarians is build in Spartanburg and the 2018 X3 offers different engine options with the exception of diesel. Both an electric and plug-in hybrid variant are due by 2019.
caranddriver.com, autocar.co.uk

Nothing escapes a spy shooter and this time it captured a Ford Escape Energi mule sporting a plug-in port. The 2020 Ford Escape Plug-In Hybrid is scheduled for early 2019.

Maximise me: BMW i3 drivers in the States may soon upgrade their battery to 94Ah just like clients in Europe. The assumption is based on a pilot programme that saw 10 electric BMWs in the U.S. getting a bigger pack but it is unclear, when the option will become available to all.

Mar 21, 2017 - 05:11 pm

Austria, Route Monkey, NTU, Schaeffler, Gyeonggi.

Hub building in Austria: The Alpine country will join up its EV charge points using the Hubject platform Intercharge. From April, 11, eleven utilities will combine their charging stations thus forming one network of 1,300 public points throughout Austria, which will make it much easier for PEV drivers to charge and pay. The republic hopes to inspire EV use further although it is 3 x higher than the EU average already. The move to network is matched by a 4,000 euro rebate available since this month.
reuters.com, hubject.com

Route Monkey has kept on track and is now ready to present its planned EV navigation tool at the GreenFleet Evolution show in Edinburgh on May, 5. The MyRouteMonkey app will be available for free.

Joint lab for personal mobility: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Schaeffler have agreed to jointly find solutions for personal urban mobility and intelligent transportation systems for future metropolises. An electric skateboard with navigation is one of the less likely (or rather viral) projects but the partnership will build on the NTU-NXP Smart Mobility Test Bed with smart vehicles such as pedelecs communicating with their environment. The lab is funded with 5m dollars over 3 years so far.

Real-world vehicle emissions revealed: Ricardo Energy & Environment and technology partner OPUS Inspection have launched a real-world vehicle emissions monitoring service. The measurement of the emissions of passing vehicles is linked to automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) cameras to ultimately identify the worst polluters. Cities seeking to introduce Clean Air Zones – delight.
greencarcongress.com, ricardo.com

EV-friendly province: Korea’s Gyeonggi Province plans its own local EV incentives. Starting from mid-June, EV subsidies will be granted on a first-come-first-served basis. A requirement for construction in the region to feature parking lots that have EV charging stations is in the cards as well.

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Opel, Kia, Schaeffler, Electric GT, Ineos, Toyota.

EV-only Opel to go through? GM’s European brand may indeed go all-electric as planned even if sold to PSA, Manager Magazin reports. GM would licence its electric car tech to the French group, at least for the Ampera-e. So it is possible PSA will put the idea Opel had been working on into practice.
autonews.com, manager-magazin.de (original source)

Kia Niro fully electric by 2018: Like Hyundai with the Ioniq, Kia is to electrify the Niro successively. Already this year, the hybrid crossover will get a plug and by 2018, there will be a Niro EV, COO Michael Cole announced. The E-Niro will utilise the Ioniq Electric’s motor.
autorai.nl via carscoops.com, greencarreports.com

Schaeffler completed the acquisition of Compact Dynamics as planned. With the integration of the expert for electric drives, Schaeffler strengthens its e-mobility activities.

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Electric GT to kick off in England: The world’s first electric GT racing series, which uses remodelled Tesla Model S P100D, will launch at the UK Silverstone Circuit on August, 12. More races will take place in the Netherlands, Germany, Portugal Spain and France until November.

Land Rover Defender inspired: Chemical company Ineos plans to build a hybrid and/or entirely electric 4×4 that takes inspiration from the Defender, Autocar reports. 2020 is set as production start and the firm plans to produce up to 15,000 units annually.

Toyota pushes hybrids in India,where it just launched the Camry Hybrid as well as the new Prius. The Japanese see India as a “crucial” market for green technology. Also, Indian carmaker Mahindra Electric wants to scale up production at its Karnataka facility from 2,000 to 5,000 units by next year.
businessinsider.in (Toyota), business-standard.com (Mahindra)

Dec 21, 2016 - 09:19 am

DS, Schaeffler, ZTE, Transfar Zhilian, Audi, Toyota.

Citroen-DS-E-TENSEDS 1 to DS 7: Expect seven new models from PSA’s performance arm within this decade. The DS1 may be the most surprising of the lot as insider Georg Kacher tells of a racy but compact and electric city car, designed to fight the Smart Fortwo and Forfour.

Schaeffler strengthens e-mobility biz: Compact Dynamics is now owned by Schaeffler, which acquired 51 percent of the electric motor maker. The shares were sold by Semikron International and the deal entails close cooperation with the German supplier in the field of power electronics. The new alliances shall serve to expands Schaeffler’s competence in electric drive systems.

On target to electrify transit in China is ZTE: Initially a smartphone maker, it has reportedly invested 560m dollars in inductive charging for transport and now ventures into vehicles. ZTE bought 70% of Granton Automobile and plans to set up facilities to produce up to 10,000 new energy buses.

More electric transport: Chinese logistics firm Transfar Zhilian is to hook up with JAC, Dongfeng and Foton to develop new energy logistics vehicles. Overarching Transfar Logistics Group will invest 13m dollars to set up the Zhejiang Transfar Eco-Friendly Logistics subsidiary.

Audi-Q7-e-TronRight-hand drive issue with Q7 e-tron: Delayed deliveries of Audi’s plug-in hybrid cause complain among British buyers, who were told months ago that their cars were on the way. Audi blames problems at suppliers for modified components that are specific to right-hand drive Q7 e-trons.

Toyota C-HR as proper hybrid? Toyota’s C-HR hybrid may soon come with a plug. The crossover’s PHEV variant would use the next-generation Prius drive, Autocar alleges.

Dec 15, 2016 - 09:13 am

Google, Schaeffler, London, Renault.

Google car project is now called Waymo: Google is spinning off its self-driving car unit into its own Alphabet company called Waymo. Jon Krafcik, who currently heads the undertaking, will remain in charge. However, as reported, Google’s own vehicles development will give way to more cooperation with traditional carmakers.
greencarcongress.com, forbes.com

Bio-hybrid pedelec: Schaeffler will present its futuristic concept (we reported), a four-wheeled vehicle fitted with a pedelec drivetrain that will supply energy only when the rider is pedalling, at the CES in Las Vegas. The self-named “bio-hybrid” includes a roof, is suitable for bicycle paths, and can be linked with a number of apps.

Charging on the fly: Researchers at London’s Imperial College have been able to translate the concept of wireless charging to drones. Once the latter gets close enough to a charging station, energy will be transferred to the battery.

Hybrid truck: With the Urban Lab 2, Renault presented its newest truck concept based on the 19-tonner D WIDE. Thanks to its mild hybrid technology including an automatic start-stop function and 48-Volt starter generator, as well as to a special aerodynamic design, the vehicle is said to use 13 percent less diesel.

Nov 10, 2016 - 09:21 am

Dana Incorporated, Schaeffler, Hyperloop One.

Dana introduces e-axles: Expanding its portfolio of power technologies and drive axles for electric and hybrid vehicles, Dana Incorporated has now introduced the company’s ‘Spicer Electrified’ portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies. Currently in production, the Spicer EV Drive for vans manages speed and torque from the e-motor to the wheels. Planned for launch in 2018, Dana’s new e-axles for electric transit buses and city delivery vehicles feature a fully integrated motor and gear box.

Schaeffler to rely on electrification: The German automotive supplier plans to invest another 500 million euros in electric mobility by 2020 to strengthen its R&D as well as production. If EVs should take off faster than expected, the sum would have to be rethought, according to CEO Klaus Rosenfeld.
automobilwoche.de (in German)

Hyperloop system unveiled: Hyperloop One, the main company developing the hyperloop system envisioned by Elon Musk, has unveiled the concept for its entire system. The company also outlined its plans to bring a hyperloop network between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and other Emirates.

Jul 6, 2016 - 08:52 am

Schaeffler Bio-Hybrid, Bulletproof Tesla Model S.

Reading tip I: The Schaeffler Bio-hybrid (we reported) gets a test drive from Damian Carrington. The vehicle is still a concept, but managed to confound passers-by.

Reading tip II: International Armoring has engineered a bulletproof Tesla Model S while still maintaining the car’s sleek design. The car also comes with the Tesla “bio-weapon defense mode” air filtration system.

Jun 21, 2016 - 09:04 am

Jaguar, China, Schaeffler, Heuliez Bus.

Range-Rover-Hybrid-LWBWill Jaguar build its own batteries? Together with Land Rover, the Brits are considering setting up a battery factory for their own emobility strategy, says The Times. Hundreds of pounds could be invested in the project. Whether the facility would be set up in the UK or a more cost effective region is still not clear.

Korean batteries excluded: The Chinese government is apparently going through with its plan (we reported), and will not subsidise EVs with battery packs from LG Chem or Samsung SDI. A list of companies subject to financial perks has been published – and does not include the Korean manufactures. Even though the latter have invested heavily in Chinese market in recent years.

Variable transmission for hybrids: Schaeffler has developed a CVT (continuously variable transmission) for plug-in hybrids. It features a parallel arrangement of the variator and the direct gear stage for the electric drive, is compact and has a low energy loss, allowing for more all-electric range and lower fuel consumption.

French battery alliance: Manufacturer Heuliez Bus is working with battery specialist Forsee Power in developing and producing a new battery system. It will be used for the all-electric Heuliez GX 337, which will be tested in Paris from July.

May 25, 2016 - 07:04 am

Hyundai, Nissan, Pininfarina, Schaeffler, BMW, Renault.

Hyundai-IONIQ-Hybrid250 mile EV by Hyundai: The Koreans are about to raise the stakes in the EV range game. A 250 mile EV is planned for 2020 and is preceded by a 200 mile model due by 2018, Autoblog learns from Byung Ki Ahn, Hyundai’s director of the eco-vehicle performance development group. Together with the Ioniq EV that is expected with 110 miles of range later this year, Hyundai-Kia is clearly gearing up for its plan to launch 26 (partially) electric models by 2020.

Trade-off: Nissan may sell its 41 percent stake in automotive supplier Calsonic Kansei to use the proceeds to foster EV and AI development. More than 100 billion yen (913m dollars) could be raised and a first round of bits will be solicited in June. Calsonic Kansei products focus on conventional cars.

When India meets Italy: Formula E racing technology may be transferred to the road as Pininfarina is to design an electric sports car with Mahindra. The Indian carmaker had acquired the Italian design house last year and hopes to utilise it to offer what it calls an “art to part service” to other manufacturers.

Schaeffler shifts to e-mobility: The firm will double its global capacities in the electric mobility sector as during the next five years the total number of employees is to grow to 2,400. Schaeffler also restructured the Hybrid Drives unit, which Andreas Englisch oversees since April.

Customisable i8: BMW offers a range of fancy colours to choose from for buyers of their sporty hybrid in the UK. Prices start at 5,495 GBP and the palette for the i8 includes Speed Yellow, Solar Orange, or Twilight Purple Pearl among others. Extra sparkle will be added on request.

Scenic mild-hybrid: Renault presents the overhauled Grand Scénic, which is to arrive as Energy dCi 110 Hybrid Assist with a 48 V mild-hybrid system at the end of this year.
carscoops.com, autocar.co.uk

Apr 7, 2016 - 08:43 am

Schaeffler, inductive charging, Mission Electric, Corvus Energy.

Hybridisation of manual transmissions: Schaeffler presented its E-Clutch transmission system. It enables fuel saving while “sailing” or driving electrically and can thus be integrated into vehicles with manual transmissions. The system works on three levels of automation that go from the help of an actuator to purely Electronic Clutch Management (ECM).
hpmag.co.uk, schaeffler.co.uk

Inductive cooperation: Korean utility firm Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) and wireless carrier SK Telecom Co. join forces to push wireless EV charging technology. The same goes for “Vehicle to Infrastructure” (V2I) systems that connect cars with the road and conditions around them.

New Mission: Electric motorcycle brand Mission Electric has been taken over by Vayon and will keep its focus on electric drivetrain and EV component development. Vayon will also provide further testing capabilities for the Mission Motor Company, including for high voltage batteries and climate chambers.
greencarcongress.com, vayongroup.com

LG Chem goes maritime: Corvus Energy announced a multi-year agreement with LG Chem to supply Li-ion cells for its hybrid and electric maritime ESS. They will power passenger and commercial vessels, both hybridised or fully electric.
bestmag.co.uk, ees-magazine.com

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Apr 1, 2016 - 08:01 am

Roboracer, Schaeffler, LiRichFCC, Sparky Automotive.

Roboracer unveiled: The first iteration of the announced Roborace race car is here. Ten teams will vie to create the best racing AI for the driverless car, competing alongside the FIA Formula E Championship. As futuristic as the design may be, the self-driving racers will hit the track at speeds of up to 300 kph already next season.
wired.co.uk, electricautosport.com

Bio-hybrid pedelec: Schaeffler has introduced an electric pedelec, a four-wheeled vehicle that will supply energy only when the rider is pedalling. The self-named “bio-hybrid” includes a roof, is suitable for bicycle paths, and can be linked with a number of apps. The all-electric alternative was unveiled at the Auto Motor Und Sport Conference this year.

EU seeks new materials: As part of the Research Framework Programme “Horizon 2020,” the EU selected to fund LiRichFCC, which set out find new cathode materials for Li-ion batteries to allow for higher energy density and more capacity.
nanomat.de, umweltdienstleister.de (in German)

Riderless bike: UK based start-up Sparky Automotive wants to build a riderless electric bike that could be used for deliveries in congested areas. The bikes use gyroscope technology to stay upright, while control is also provided via cameras mounted on the handlebars, and a “virtual rider” operating the servos. According to the company, the system is much better suited for making deliveries than drones.

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Oct 5, 2015 - 08:53 am

General Motors, Apple, TÜV Süd, Schaeffler.

Battery costs go down: For the first time GM has mentioned concrete cost figures for their batteries at a recent conference. According to the car company, the costs for the LG batteries of the all-electric Bolt, which will go into production next year, will contribute only 145 dollars/kWh. GM believes that the barrier of 100 dollars/kWh will be breached by 2022.
insideevs.com, electric-vehiclenews.com

Apple expansion for EVs? While Apple is already building the mighty Campus2 project in Cupertino, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that the IT giant has signed a lease for a huge new site in Sunnyvale. The development of Apple’s electric vehicle could possibly be located at this new site, but no official confirmation was made.

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TÜV to test EV batteries in Japan: Together with ESPEC Corporation, TÜV Süd has inaugurated a testing center for the safety of EV batteries north of Tokyo. It is the first testing facility of its kind, and will offer battery manufacturers comprehensive testing facilities for safety and conformity with the more stringent UN-ECE regulation 100.
japanmarkt.de (in German)

Automatic Clutch: With their e-clutch Schaeffler wants to pave the way for the manual transmission into hybridisation. The automated clutch will make fuel-saving driving strategies, such as coasting or electric assisted driving possible for cars with manual transmissions.

Oct 1, 2015 - 09:07 am

Google, Ricardo, Schaeffler, Toshiba.

Google car: Google presented its driverless EV to the press, allowing them to take the backseat. Reviews range from contextual (USA Today), to rather uneventful (Washington Post) and “Disneyland ride” (The Detroit News). All, however, felt that the vehicle is pretty real and rather safe.
usatoday.com, washingtonpost.com, detroitnews.com

Boost to produce: JAC and Ricardo are jointly developing a production version of Ricardo’s HyBoost concept. The 48-volt hybrid is hoped to boost fuel economy by 30 percent without performance losses.

Audi TT with 48-V: Schaeffler is using an Audi TT to further demonstrate the performance capabilities of 48 volt hybridisation system. The “Schaeffler System 48 V” sits at the rear axle and allows for electric “sailing” at low speeds. Precise data will be issued once testing is completed.

Electric go-carts: Toshiba received an order for lithium-ion batteries that will be installed in all 70 electric go-carts running in the “Circuit Challenger” attraction at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The carts belong to Mobilityland, a subsidiary of Honda.

Sep 17, 2015 - 07:35 am

GKN Automotive, Schaeffler, Daimler, NextEV.

Torque vectoring eAxle: GKN Automotive has revealed a new torque-vectoring axle technology for next-generation hybrid vehicles. GKN says the technology will help hybrids compete successfully against conventional powertrains on performance, not just efficiency.

Schaeffler unveils hybrid module: Schaeffler has introduced a new P2 high-voltage hybrid module at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Due to a significantly higher electrical output of 80 kW, it can be used in plug-in hybrid vehicles and will go into serial production for the first time in China in 2017.

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German effort on battery cells? The joint purchase of Nokia’s mapping division Here might not be the last cooperation of German carmakers Audi, BMW and Daimler. Speaking at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche considered the possibility of a joint production of next-gen battery cells.
wiwo.de (in German)

Update on NextEV: Chinese electric-vehicle startup and Tesla rival NextEV has chosen north San Jose, California, as the location for a major R&D center, says Silicon Valley Business Journal. The 85,000-square-foot building will serve as a hub focused on energy technologies and connected car research.

Aug 26, 2015 - 08:18 am

AVTR, Schaeffler, Bulls, Andretti.

AVTR-PolimodelSmall EV: The European AVTR project (Optimal Electrical Powertrain via Adaptable Voltage and Transmission Ratio) focuses on developing a small electric car that fulfills the Japanese Kei Car specifications and combines modularity, low cost, producibility, and design. Fraunhofer IISB , Dräxlmaier , Panasonic and IFEVS were responsible for the battery system.

ABT heart: For the second ePrix season, ABT’s exclusive technology partner Schaeffler developed the drivetrain for the ABT Schaeffler FE01 race car. The heart is the electric motor called ABT Schaeffler MGU 01, said to combine the best possible efficiency, high reliability and optimal thermal management thanks to a modified cooling system.

Connected e-bike: At the Eurobike, manufacturer Bulls will present its connected pedelec ‘Bulls Sturmvogel E Evo,’ developed together with Deutsche Telekom and Brose. The e-bike can analyse wears and tears, warn against (its) possible robbery and even call for help during an accident.
telekom.com (in German)

More drivetrain troubles: The Andretti Autosport Formula E team has issues with its new drivetrain, developed for the second season. It therefore announced that it will stick with the Spark SRT_01E from season one. Earlier, team Trulli had reported a similar problem.

Found on electrive.com
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