LOCALLY EMISSION-FREE AND ECONOMICAL
"There are strong alternatives now for the conventional drive-train of combustion engine, gear-box and drive axle: these are hybrid drives and electric drives with batteries or fuel cells. ZF Friedrichshafen AG has made signifi cant contributions to this new variety. In addition to the new development of purely electric drives, ZF is working on the further optimisation of parallel hybrid drives that are already available on the market. Whether passenger car or commercial vehicle - ZF makes a major contribution to resource and environmentally friendly mobility. And this not only in theory: ZFs products for drive-train elec-trifi cation are economical, practical and ready for serial production. From electric machines to hybrid modules, control units, power electronics and complete hybrid drives. We supply it all. ZF uses its expertise in drive-train electrification. The technology company developed an electric drive for small and medium-sized passenger cars, which they customised for the future requirements of urban traffic - the central drive module located on the axle features 90 kW of mechanical power and high torque at low revolution speeds. The result is an acceleration potential that equals that of big combustion engines. ZF demonstrates the potential in the special combination of electric mobility and lightweight construction in their innovative product for small cars. Lightweight chassis components complement the electric axle drive and power inverter, which simultaneously extend range and improve the driv-ing dynamics of the electric vehicle."