Light commercial vehicles, currently mostly driven by Diesel engines, typically cover very diverse route profiles and use cases. In the future, solutions are needed that allow emission‐free driving in the city. However, exclusively running BEVs is no option for many businesses, because interurban longer‐distance capability is required as well. That favors a hybrid drive, which can be electrified in different scales to specific needs, to enable lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO).Continue reading
The expert summit that drives mobility
Since 2012 CTI organises its famous CTI SYMPOSIUM CHINA. The three day event provides an update on latest automotive transmission and drive engineering for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
The international industry event delivers the appropriate platform to find new partners for purchase and sales of whole systems and components.
Automobile manufacturers, transmission and component companies give an overview and outlook on technical and market trends.
- 600 delegates
- Representatives from 20 countries
- 45 exhibitors
Updates about the Symposium & Expo
The new type of DCT, which is named “DT1”, is not of the typical design layout that is typically seen in existing DCT products. The new dual clutch uses two different wet friction subsystems configured in axial arrangement. One of them is actually a wet clutch whereas the second one is a planetary gearset controlled by a wet brake. This enables a reduced number of gearsets, a single layshaft and an extraordinary thermal stability of this 200Nm 7speed DCT.Continue reading
The multi mode e-transmission developed by GKN has been in production at Shanghai GKN Huayu driveline system Co. Ltd. This e-transmission has an unique architecture which can support different driving modes such as pure EV, serial hybrid and parallel hybrid. By supporting different driving modes it can help a HEV or PHEV car to fulfill best fuel-efficiency while ensure its dynamic performance characteristics.Continue reading
The vehicle segment up to 300 Nm has the largest share within the global market. It is particularly price-sensitive and requires strong economy of scale. However, increasing hybridization multiplies the number of functional variants. They range from 48V hybrid drives to HV and HV plug-in hybrid drives. In addition, on high electrification levels with a dominant e-machine, it becomes desirable to reduce mechanical complexity.Continue reading
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Although fuel cell vehicles do not play a big role in China, Weiyu Shi said SAIC were still pursuing the technology and had developed a number of FCEVs since 2001. Examples included the Roewe 950 car, the Maxus FCV 80 minibus and the Sunwin passenger bus. Strategically, the company is … Continue reading “The development and application of fuel cell technology for transportation”
“Don’t be fooled by some media” said Shemin Zhang, speaking of the future of internal combustion engines. Although China was tightening CO2 legislation in a similar way to Europe, Japan and the USA, internal combustion engines still make sense – at least in hybrid systems. By 2025, ICEs would still … Continue reading “Powertrain technical challenge under the electrification trend”
In Shanghai, Michael Schöffmann took a detailed look at the technology inside Audi’s e-tron 55 quattro. Maximum System power on the quattro 55 is 300 kW and continuous is 100 kW. Schöffmann distinguished between Peak Power and Boost Power: Boost Power (300 kW) lasts 8 s; Peak Power (265 kW, … Continue reading “Audi’s first full electric premium SUV: e-tron”
In 2006, Guangzhou Automobile Group (GAC) set up its development center for new tech and products, which Hongzhong Qi said, works largely independently. The centre is working on traction batteries, combustion engines for hybrid applications, and a Dedicated Hybrid Transmission called G-MC.