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ZF unveils compact e-drive for passenger cars

German automotive supplier ZF has launched a new compact electric concept vehicle to demonstrate the company’s efficient thermal management system.

EVbeat is based on the Porsche Taycan and has optimized e-driveline components, including a new EVSys800 800-volt electric drive module, a 74 kg lightweight and ultra-compact driveline with 70 Nm/kg torque density, a thermal management system (TherMaS) and cloud-networked driveline software. Real-world range has been improved by up to a third compared to existing technology at temperatures around freezing, according to ZF. 

The vehicle has a rear-axle torque of 5,200 Nm for road-legal passenger automobiles and continuous and peak electric motor power of 206 and 275 kW, respectively. A new coaxial reduction gearbox transmits the drive forces of the electric motor via two planetary gear sets.

“Our goal was to make this drive as compact and lightweight as possible while maintaining high driving dynamics and increasing efficiency in real-world operation,” said Dr. Otmar Scharrer, Head of Development for Electric Driveline Systems at ZF.

Source: ZF

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