Webasto is expanding its product range with Electrical Battery Thermal Management (eBTM). The compact and scalable system is designed to keep the traction batteries of electric trucks, vans, buses and construction machinery within the ideal temperature range at all times.
Webasto has more than doubled the volume of its 2022 order intake in the electromobility business field compared to the previous year. Customers ordered battery systems, electric heaters and charging solutions for around 2.8 billion euros from the Munich-based supplier.
The automotive supplier Webasto receives a loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for the development of batteries for electric vehicles. The ‘Green Loan’ comprises 100 million euros and is intended to help create financial leeway to implement the business strategy.
German automotive supplier Webasto is looking for a partner and investor in its business with charging equipment for electric cars. Still, according to local media, Webasto does not want to sell its complete charging division.
German supplier Webasto has commissioned a new plant to assemble batteries for passenger electric cars in Dangjin, Korea, south of Seoul. The Group already holds an order from Hyundai-Kia to supply battery systems for several fully electric volume models.
Webasto has joined with the Dutch start-up Electric Construction Equipment (E.C.E) in the electrification of construction machinery. The two partners are planning the conversion of two excavator models for which Webasto is to supply an exchangeable battery package.
The English bus manufacturer Mellor has presented a new battery-electric bus family. The Sigma range comprises six models with lengths from seven to twelve metres and a total of over 20 variants. The components for the new Sigma buses come from CATL, Webasto, ZF, Dana and Ventura, among others.
Bosch has announced that it will now offer its customers factory equipment for battery production from a single source – from individual components to software solutions to complete assembly lines. The first customer has already been found.
Webasto and the Italian EV specialist Green-G have presented a small electric truck called ‘ecarry’, which has been specially developed for urban services. The municipal vehicle is to be offered with two battery options for a range of up to 250 kilometres.
The German engineering specialist IAV and automotive supplier Webasto have agreed on technology cooperation for electric commercial vehicles such as buses, trucks and off-road machinery. The plan is to pool their expertise.
The German supplier Webasto has opened a new battery centre in Jiaxing. The Chinese plant also produces roof systems. Jiaxing is the eleventh Webasto site in China – and not the first on the subject of electromobility.
In the Ford booth at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas just passed, Webasto exhibited the Mustang Lithium a battery-electric prototype showcasing the 800-volt battery from their new modular battery system. The German company has also released new thermal management and charging solutions.
The automotive supplier Webasto has started the production of batteries for electric vehicles in Germany. The production of battery packs for a European bus manufacturer has begun at the Schierling site in the Regensburg district – albeit with purchased cells.
Webasto acquired the entire South Korean joint venture Webasto Donghee for 100 million euros, making it the largest acquisition in its history. With this deal, the supplier is expanding its core businesses in Asia and gets closer to Hyundai-Kia.
Supplier Webasto has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Wanxiang A123 of China to set up a dedicated battery system facility for electric trucks and buses in China. The partners build on tried and tested NCM cells of A123.
There are a number of new charging solutions on show at the eMove360° in Munich. Wallbox of Spain and ABB of Switzerland have developed DC chargers for home owners. Also German Webasto is sporting their latest smart charging features at the fair.
Webasto is acquiring the electric car charging and testing business of AeroVironment, grouped under the Efficient Energy Systems (EES) division. The acquisition will cost the German supplier 35 million dollars and is still subject to approval.
Supplier Webasto has announced its strategy for the next few years and electric transport solutions, namely batteries and charging equipment are to play a prominent role. The company wants to invest 600,000 million euros over the next three years.
Samsung SDI and Webasto have signed a letter of intent to build high voltage batteries together for the commercial vehicle sector. Samsung is to develop a battery module using its prismatic battery cells for Webasto to integrate.
Webasto is going to debut with its EV charging stations in the North American market: In January, the company will put its product portfolio on display at the CES – after having shown it at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt for the first time.
Novel battery tech for iCar: Apple is working with an anonymous Korean battery maker on cells of a new kind to power the Apple EV, ETNews reports. Designed as hollow cylinders, the batteries are said to enable new cooling possibilities for Project Titan. Capacity could be further increased through parallel connections. The Koreans have signed a NDA with Apple. The latter will likely push for exclusivity. etnews.com, macrumors.com, cultofmac.com
Fraunhofer ISC partners with Hydro-Québec: Together the two companies want to research and develop next-generation lithium-ion and lithium-air battery materials to be used in electric transport. The focus is on inorganic solid electrolytes, glass-ceramic electrolytes in particular. isc.fraunhofer.de
Recuperation from suspension: Audi is working on an electromechanical rotary dampening system. eROT replaces hydraulic dampers with electromechanical rotary dampers that have the potential for energy recuperation from the suspension. greencarcongress.com, audi-mediacenter.com
HVH for CVs: Webasto will present a prototype of its electric High-Voltage Heater (HVH) for light-duty commercial vehicles and trucks at the IAA. It features a heating capacity of 10 kW, allowing for more effective heating, esp. in PHEV and electric vans. The HVH contains no rare earths. automotiveworld.com
3D-printed home with hybrid: The Oak Ridge National Laboratory presented a 3D-printed building complete with solar panels and a hybrid vehicle, also fresh from the press. The vehicle is charged wirelessly with solar power and doubles as a battery and energy source for the house during the darker seasons. reuters.com, ornl.gov
Scaling up: Webasto will present its electric High-Voltage Heater (HVV) for hybrid and electric vehicles at the Busworld in Belgium next month. Originally developed for passenger cars, the company successfully adapted it for buses and commercial vehicles as well. webasto.com
The Chameleon by Daymak is true to its name, as the e-bike is a scooter and a bicycle. The pedals are more decorative, as the bike reaches 32 kph rather effortlessly. Via a Bluetooth app, drivers can customise their ride from turbo to off-road and eco mode. It is now available on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform from 599 dollars. prnewswire.com, gizmag.com, indiegogo.com