fbpx

Posts Tagged: ZF

ZF launches Modular eDrive Kit designed to reduce EV development time

ZF presented a new modular electrification platform at the recent IAA Mobility 2021 show in Munich. The company claims that its Modular eDrive Kit can reduce the development time for new e-drives by up to 50 percent.  The Modular eDrive Kit brings system design, component design and software controls together in a modular platform. Configurations… Read more »

Tags:

Learn about modular e-motor platform optimization

Looking for a pioneering solution for complex design optimization challenges, ZF—a global technology company supplying systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and industrial technology—partnered with Altair to implement a data-driven development and optimization strategy for e-motors. The collaborative work of ZF and Altair has resulted in a user-friendly optimization environment capable of handling the complex… Read more »

ZF’s newest brake system to be used in Volkswagen EVs

The latest in ZF brake control solutions will be the standard in Volkswagen’s ID.3 and ID.4 EVs, as well as future vehicles built on Volkswagen’s MEB modular e-drive system platform.  ZF says its optimized software interface allows the new braking system to be integrated into the electronic architecture of VW vehicles while supporting driver assistance… Read more »

ZF orders another bdtronic trickle impregnation machine for EV motor production

bdtronic, a German mechanical engineering company and process specialist, will provide ZF Friedrichshafen with another trickle impregnation machine for electric motor production. ZF is already using  bdtronic systems at several locations worldwide, and is now ordering the next machine for the trickle impregnation of hairpin stators. The stators will be used for front- and rear-wheel… Read more »

ZF to provide 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission for new Jeep Wrangler 4xe PHEV

Fiat Chrysler will use ZF Friedrichshafen’s 8-speed plug-in hybrid transmission in the new Jeep Wrangler 4xe. The latest version of ZF’s 8-speed features a compact electric motor with a peak output of up to 100 kilowatts and 245 Newton-meters of torque. ZF produces a full range of driveline technologies. The company recently affirmed its commitment… Read more »

ZF CeTrax electric drive goes into production

ZF has announced that the production of its CeTrax electric drive will start in the third quarter of 2020. CeTrax will be ZF’s second electric drive to go into volume production. Bus builder Solaris has chosen CeTrax to power its new Urbino 15 LE electric bus. “CeTrax is another building block on the way to… Read more »

Tags:

VisIC partners with ZF to develop next-gen EV inverters

ZF Friedrichshafen and VisIC Technologies have announced a partnership to create a new generation of EV drivelines. The focus of the joint effort will be on 400-volt driveline applications, covering the largest segment of the EV market. ZF specializes in wide-band-gap semiconductor technology, such as silicon carbide and gallium nitride. Gallium nitride semiconductors are thought… Read more »

Cree to supply SiC semiconductors to ZF for electric drives

Cree, a US maker of silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors, has partnered with German parts supplier ZF Friedrichshafen to supply SiC semiconductors for electric drives. ZF will initially use Cree’s technology to fulfill pre-existing orders from several auto manufacturers for silicon carbide-based electric drives, but ZF hopes to make silicon carbide electric drivelines available to the… Read more »

ZF launches electric two-speed drive

German parts maker ZF has launched a two-speed electric axle drive system for passenger cars. The drive, which integrates an electric motor with a shift element and power electronics, is compatible with standard-sized and compact cars. The modular design enables it to be scaled up for sports vehicles, according to the company, allowing manufacturers to… Read more »

ZF acquires Dutch e-mobility company 2getthere

German parts maker ZF has acquired a 60% share of Dutch e-mobility company 2getthere. 2getthere produces automated transport systems, including driverless electric transport systems for airports, businesses and theme parks and urban transport infrastructure. The acquisition is part of ZF’s Next Generation Mobility strategy, through which it hopes to gain a foothold in the Mobility… Read more »