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Schaeffler/Vitesco merger will create the largest global EV powertrain supplier

EV component suppliers Schaeffler and Vitesco Technologies Group have entered into a merger agreement. The transaction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024. The two companies make components such as e-drives, power modules, BMS, control units, motors, steering systems and much more. Schaeffler recently built an electric version of the Ford… Read more »

Video: Electric F-250 showcases Schaeffler’s EV components

Everyone seems to be getting into the EV game these days. Does the German automotive supplier Schaeffler have dreams of becoming the next Tesla? Well, not exactly. Yes, the company built an electric version of the Ford F-250 pickup truck, and yes, it’s a pretty cool ride. But the real point, as Scott from Schaeffler… Read more »

Schaeffler invests $230 million in new automotive manufacturing facility in Ohio for EV products

Global motion technology company Schaeffler plans to expand its US operations with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on producing automotive electric mobility solutions. Schaeffler will invest over $230 million to build a new greenfield manufacturing facility in Dover, Ohio, and is also planning future expansions in the state. Construction of the new… Read more »

EV makers adopt Schaeffler’s new rear-wheel steering system

Schaeffler, a German auto parts company, has started series production of its new mechatronic rear-wheel steering system. An unnamed vehicle manufacturer is using the system in a new electric SUV, and other vehicle models featuring the system will go into production soon, the company said. Schaeffler’s rear-wheel steering system is made up of two subassemblies:… Read more »

Schaeffler provides in-wheel motors to municipal utility EVs

Three small municipal vehicle manufacturers will use Schaeffler’s electric wheel hub motors in the next few months, including Jungo, which will debut a multipurpose car using Schaeffler wheel hub motor technology. The manufacturers will use the motor in road sweepers, vans and snowplows. The new wheel hub motors incorporate all propulsion and braking components inside… Read more »

Schaeffler launches new 4-in-1 e-axle

Electric drivetrain manufacturer Schaeffler has introduced a new 4-in-1 e-axle. “Such highly integrated complete systems are attractive for both established automobile manufacturers and new players,” says the head of Schaeffler’s E-Mobility business division, Dr. Jochen Schröder. The e-axle’s 4-in-1 layout combines the electric motor, power electronics, transmission and thermal management system into one unit. “This… Read more »

Schaeffler aims for sustainable supply chain with rare earth contract

Electric drivetrain technology manufacturer Schaeffler has signed a five-year contract to purchase rare earth metals from REEtec in order to manufacture permanent magnets for the motors in hybrid modules, hybrid transmissions and e-axles. The contract is scheduled to begin in 2024. “In REEtec, Schaeffler has gained a highly innovative partner that uses a novel and… Read more »

Schaeffler shows 800-volt power electronics and thermal management system

At the upcoming IAA Mobility 2021 trade show in Germany, automotive supplier Schaeffler will present an 800-volt power electronics system for electric axle applications in high-performance vehicles. The system enables continuous outputs of up to 330 kW and short-term peak outputs of up to 500 kW. The achievable power density can reach 70 kW per… Read more »

Schaeffler starts mass production of electric motors for hybrids and EVs

Schaeffler, a manufacturer of electric drivetrain technology, will begin mass production of hybrid modules, hybrid drive units and all-electric axle transmissions.  Along with a series of mass production orders for electric motors in the passenger car sector, Schaeffler has recently entered the heavy-duty applications segment for commercial vehicles. The company has announced a mass production… Read more »