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, Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 30–35 | Cite as

Flexible 48-V Electrification with an Optimum Cost-benefit Ratio

  • Holger Oechslen
  • Tobias Binder
  • Markus Cramme
  • Marco Warth
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The development of innovative solutions for future vehicle drivetrains poses a major challenge to the automotive sector. Mahle is rising to this challenge and has developed a modular construction system for an affordable and high-performance 48-V drive system with 30 kW of mechanical power. This system can not only be used as a single source of electric power in compact city cars, but also as a hybrid stage in larger vehicles.

Call for new vehicle and drivetrain concepts

The automotive sector faces great challenges: Since legal air pollutant limits are being regularly exceeded, vehicles with purely conventional combustion engines will increasingly be denied entrance into inner cities. In parallel, laws and regulations demand a further reduction of CO2 emissions. In Europe, for instance, a decision by EU environment ministers requires that new vehicles emit 37.5 % less CO2in 2030 than in 2021. To fulfill these legal requirements, solutions must be found that maintain both comfort and...

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Holger Oechslen
    • 1
  • Tobias Binder
    • 2
  • Markus Cramme
    • 2
  • Marco Warth
    • 2
  1. 1.Mahle International GmbH iStuttgart.Germany
  2. 2.Mahle International GmbHStuttgartGermany

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