KSPG RANGE EXTENDER
KSPG has successfully developed a range extender for electric vehicles together with FEV GmbH as a pilot project. The test vehicle was handed over to KSPG ready for use and based on the FIAT 500. After initial test drives by renowned car manufacturers, customer feedback underlines what had been the intention for developing the unit: first priority had obviously been noise and vibration control for the V-type two-cylinder engine, which is kept extremely low by the FEVcom (Full Engine Vibration Compensation) system.This range extender consists of a two-cylinder V-type Otto engine with a vertical crankshaft and two generators with gear drives. All components, except for fuel tank and radiator, are mounted ona ready-to-install support frame. With a turnover of around EUR 2.3 billion, the KSPG group is among the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. The company has more than 30 production locations in Europe, the Americas, Japan, India and China, and employs about 12,000 people in total. Within the Rhein-metall group, KPSG AG is the leading company of the groups automotive division. This automotive supplier, with its three divisions Hardparts, Mechatronics and Motorservice, has been active in the global automotive market for more than 100 years.