IAA2021 – ZF unveils modular e-drive package for EVs
ZF is presenting its portfolio of modular electrification options on the IAA 2021.
A present quantity order for the Group covers each low-emission, partially electrified and purely electrical driveline expertise.
The Modular eDrive Package serves growing international demand for purely electrically pushed autos and allows ZF to scale back the event time for brand spanking new e-drives by as much as 50%.
The eConnect resolution, which is prepared for sequence manufacturing, additionally saves power and allows optionally available all-wheel drive. The beginning of sequence manufacturing of three new e-drives is deliberate by autumn, 2022.
The provider maintains the Group has already developed sustainable mobility options for sequence manufacturing or in sequence manufacturing readiness. Within the electrification of the passenger automobile driveline, ZF helps the automotive business with options that match totally different speeds of worldwide markets.
For instance, a present quantity order value a number of billion Euros covers the availability of standard, however primarily gentle and plug-in hybrid variants of the fourth-generation 8-speed transmission (8HP). As well as, key parts for pure electrical drives equivalent to energy electronics and e-motors are additionally a part of the scope of provide.
The spotlight for ZF at IAA 2021 is the Modular eDrive Package for purely electrical drives. This bundles the expertise of ZF’s e-mobility crew for system options, parts and software program controls in a modular platform.
A bonus of the modular method is shorter growth instances: “With our Modular eDrive Package, we’ll obtain a halving of growth time to sequence manufacturing readiness,” stated ZF board member and head of ZF Automobile Driveline Know-how Division, Stephan von Schuckmann.
As well as, the Modular eDrive Package is appropriate for various car segments: Configurations with e-machines from 75 to 400 kW drives and from 350 to 540 Nm torque are attainable and may be designed for efficiency and effectivity.
Examples are: compact vehicles with 100 kW drives and 400 V inverters to premium phase, 200 kW and 800 V inverters primarily based on silicon carbide, providing flexibility; relying on whether or not the main target is on price effectivity or expertise.
Because the system design, development, software program, electrical motor idea, cooling and numerous parts are developed on a cross-platform foundation, synergy results and a better diploma of maturity are achieved from the outset. The essential package deal relies on ZF sequence expertise and may be rapidly supplemented or adjusted relying on particular buyer necessities.
The Modular eDrive Package contains three energy lessons in addition to the Premium (800V SiC) and Fundamental (400V) segments. Three e-drives comprising the Modular eDrive Package are about to enter sequence manufacturing: a Low drive resolution beneath 100 kW, a Mid drive resolution as much as 200 kW – each primarily based on ASM or PSM motors and an inverter with 400-volt expertise – and a Excessive resolution with an output of greater than 200 kW, which is able to enter sequence manufacturing within the second half of 2022 and combines a PSM machine with a silicon carbide-based inverter with 800-volt expertise.
“All new drives deliver important enhancements in energy density, weight and effectivity,” added R&D Electrified Powertrain Know-how SVP, Otmar Scharrer.