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FAG will provide Schaeffler powertrain for electric car

Release time:2015/6/15 10:24:55

Schaeffler (China) Investment Co. Ltd., Hull Herzogenaurach

Efficient driving, driving the future: Schaeffler power electric FIA Formula One Championship

Schaeffler will provide powertrain for electric formula racing car

The world's leading supplier of integrated automotive and industrial products will provide the motor and power assembly for the latest all electric formula racing car. As ABT Sportsline's exclusive technology partners and the world electric Racing Championship (Formula E) of the participants, Schaeffler is the new season for independent development of motor, to create a complete power, including motor and gearbox assembly.

The Schaeffler group deputy chief executive officer and chief technology officer professor Peter Guzmer (Prof. Peter Gutzmer) said: "the electric drive, including hybrid and pure electric, overall profound will determine the future of humankind travel. Electric formula racing is a product of the forefront of the times, and will play a demonstration role. Whether it is in the field of manufacturing or in motorsport, Schaeffler engineers will have the courage to go beyond the limit, meet the challenge."

Schaeffler will provide a complete set of motor and power electronic units for the ABT fleet, and will be applied. "This is an entry point for technical cooperation between the two sides, and Schaeffler will also be involved in the design of the transmission. Due to the matching with the motor, the new design of the gearbox will look a bit different." Professor Kuzma said. ABT will be involved in the product testing and testing and integration of the car components, including static test, crash test, endurance test and track test.

At the beginning of this year, ABT Sportsline was named one of the eight electric formula manufacturers by the fia. Currently, the first electric formula championship is nearing its end, the finals will be held in London, England in June 27th, and plans to start the second season in October. In the new season, ABT Sportsline will put its independent racing car into the arena. "Schaeffler driven fields have professional knowledge and rich experience in electricity, is the ideal partner for us to deal with the challenges." CEO ABT team director and company Hans - Jurgen Abbott (Hans-J rgen Abt) said. "The two sides are close and passionate. We've all made great goals in the field of electric racing, and we're going all out."

There's still a lot of work to do before the new season starts. In the next few weeks, engineers will test the first set of components. The first track test is scheduled for June, and the new car certification test will be conducted before the crash test and before mid June. "Time is always racing against the clock, but we've got plans. We believe that we will give a satisfactory answer in the first round of the second season." Professor Kuzma said.
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