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, Volume 78, Issue 9, pp 26–31 | Cite as

Series Application of a 48-V Hybrid Drive

  • Hilko HakvoortEmail author
  • Thomas Olbrich
Cover Story

With the world's first series launch of a 48-V hybrid drive, Continental is demonstrating how mild hybridisation can result in major CO2 savings at moderate additional cost. This drive, which comprises an integrated motor- inverter unit, was developed to achieve high continuous power and to develop new production technologies enabling use in high-volume markets.

Requirements Regarding 48-V Systems

Thanks to its cost-benefit ratio, low-voltage electrification is a effective measure for reducing CO2. In urban traffic, CO2savings of up to 25 % are almost the same as those that can be achieved by high-voltage systems without external charging [1] although, due to the less stringent safety requirements and lower expense of batteries and motors, these savings can be achieved five times more cost-effectively. This is why, back in 2012 when Continental started work on developing a 48-V hybrid system, the technology company attached so much importance to fulfilling requirements for use in...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany
  2. 2.Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbHWiesbadenGermany

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