Posts Tagged: Continental

Continental announces new generation of power electronics

While batteries and motors tend to get most of the press, a vehicle’s power electronics is just as important to the overall efficiency of a powertrain, and thus to its range and performance. International automotive supplier Continental, which produces power electronics components for five European automakers, has announced that its next-generation system will enter series production… Read more »

Continental introduces new tire optimized for hybrids

In 2011, Continental introduced the Conti.eContact, a tire optimized for electric vehicles, with lower rolling resistance translating into increased range. Now the company has further refined the design to meet the needs of hybrid models. The Conti.eContact is available in six sizes for 17 and 18-inch rims. The rolling resistance of the new Conti.eContact for hybrids is… Read more »

Continental supplies first air suspension system for an EV

Auto parts supplier Continental has developed its first air suspension system for an EV, the company announced this week. “The air suspension system we developed had to meet strict electric driving requirements but without neglecting aspects like comfort, range and driving pleasure,” said Continental’s Christian Hilgers. In order to deliver low weight and low energy… Read more »

Continental introduces special tires for EVs

Does an electric car need a special type of tire? German tire maker Continental AG seems to think so, or at least that British buyers think so. It recently introduced the Conti.eContact, which features new dimensions optimized for EVs, to the UK market. According to the company, “the Conti.eContact has a larger outer diameter, such… Read more »