Track-Testing Schaeffler’s e-Mobility Tech
For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification, supplying everything from components to turnkey systems.
For years Schaeffler Group USA has been helping carmakers make their powertrains more efficient through electrification.
Today, the company supplies everything from e-axles and and turnkey hybrid systems to “power wheels” that fit electric motors directly to the wheels, says Patrick Lindemann, president of transmission systems and e-mobility.
Schaeffler also has played an active role in Formula E racing since the international competition began in 2014. The series puts a premium on extreme powertrain efficiency. Says Lindemann, “Everything we learn there, we apply to automotive motors.”
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