Electric mobility is one the key forward-thinking topics at CES 2019. Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler predicts that in 2030 some 30 percent of all newly registered passenger cars will be fully electric, 40 percent propelled by hybrid powertrains, in other words a combination of a conventional IC engine and an electric motor, so 70 percent of all passenger cars will be using at least one electric motor as a source of propulsion.
At CES, Schaeffler will showcase exhibits extending from a hybrid module through to the 1,200-hp Schaeffler 4ePerformance concept that demonstrate how fascinating and sustainable electric mobility solutions from Schaeffler can be.
Schaeffler hybrid module for American top sellers
At CES, Schaeffer will showcase a hybrid module enabling OEMs to electrify the pick-up trucks that enjoy particular popularity in the U.S. marketplace. The compact P2 hybrid module fits between the IC engine and the transmission which makes it suitable for integration into existing vehicle concepts as well. It enables both a boost function and “coasting” with the IC engine shut off as well as all-electric driving. Consequently, the hybrid module shown at CES enhances both fuel economy and driving pleasure.
E-axle for agile handling
The e-axle developed by Schaeffler offers even greater versatility. It can be used either as a stand-alone unit or extend an existing front- or rear-wheel drive into a full-fledged all-wheel drive system. The power output with wheel-selective control is another benefit. Due to torque vectoring, a distribution of torque between the right and left wheels, safety, driving dynamics and ride comfort are noticeably enhanced. Consequently, the e-axle presented at CES offers efficient driving dynamics interventions for hybrid and battery-electric vehicles as well.
Fascinating e-mobility: the Schaeffler 4ePerformance concept vehicle
In the form of the Schaeffler 4ePerformance concept vehicle, Schaeffler has put a particularly fascinating ambassador of electric mobility on wheels that will be another highlight at Schaeffler’s CES booth. The 4ePerformance provides a good example of the technology transfer from racing into a near-production drive concept. The fully electric vehicle uses four Formula E motors with total power output of 880 kW (1,200 hp).
Schaeffler benefits from experience in conventional powertrain technology
In the development of electric powertrain components, Schaeffler benefits from the experience the company has gained in conventional powertrains with IC engines, for instance in digital simulation. The know-how from the development of starting elements like the torque converter or the double-clutch broadens the development and manufacturing expertise available at Schaeffler as well. Consequently, combined with its technology expertise, paired with comprehensive systems understanding, Schaeffler is already in a position today to offer its partners fully developed components and system solutions in the field of electric mobility. At the same time, Schaeffler is continually expanding its areas of expertise.