Fast, faster, electrical

Thanks to Wieland, the vision of electric vehicles plus dynamic driving pleasure becomes a reality
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Unplug and drive away

Electric powered vehicles are very much in fashion, be this with a hybrid or pure electric powertrain. In Germany, some 8,522 new electric cars were registered in 2014, marking a substantial increase of almost 41 % compared with the previous year. Hybrid cars are even more popular. The number of new registrations in Germany in 2014 was 27,435 (26,348 previous year).* The reason for this is plain to see: hybrid cars are powered by electric and combustion engines and thus combine the advantages of both vehicle types – offering everything from reliability to energy efficiency through to reduced emissions.

* Statistics from the Federal Motor Vehicle Registration Agency
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What is currently achieved in the field of electromobility

The development in recent years has been astonishing and is progressing ever faster and further. Today electric vehicles are already efficient and reliable. A short overview is enough to highlight just how much innovative technology goes into each individual vehicle.

Regenerative braking
Electric vehicles use regenerative braking to convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle into electrical energy and thus charge the battery when braking.
Battery performance
To date, ranges of around 150 km on average are possible with a fully charged battery; with a hybrid-electric powertrain, a combustion engine provides backup, increasing the range significantly.
Charging times
The charging times vary depending on the model and electricity supply. Fully charging the battery using a standard household socket takes around 12 hours; at special charging stations, such as a CCS charging post, the vehicle can in some cases be ready to drive again after as little as half an hour.
Impressive performance with Wieland components

Did you already know that the Wieland Group supplies components for use in electromobility? This is because copper materials are ideally suited for this application on account of their outstanding electrical conductivity. With its product solutions, the Wieland Group is looking to forge ahead even further with the development of efficient and reliable powertrains.

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“Permanent-magnet synchronous motor” (PMSM)

The “permanent-magnet synchronous motor” (PMSM) is the standard in the industry. It can be easily integrated into the powertrain and uses copper switch rings to generate a magnetic field that interacts with permanent magnets, thereby generating torque. The PMSM is notable for its excellent and constant performance and is used in hybrid vehicles. Wieland works closely with the respective customers when developing customised solutions, from the prototype through to series production.

Asynchronous motor (ASM)
Asynchronous motor (ASM)

The asynchronous motor (ASM) could replace the PMSM in future years. It offers the advantage for example that it is possible to dispense with the use of rare earths. Since the ASM is designed with increasingly higher speeds, it is very important to use a stable material. Consequently, copper materials rather than aluminium will be used in many places in future. With a copper rotor, the ASM is capable of achieving maximum efficiency coupled with optimum material strength.

Travel faster, think more sustainably
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With its solutions for electromobility, the Wieland Group can make an important contribution to the protection of the environment. Hybrid vehicles reduce CO2 emissions significantly, pure electrically powered vehicles produce no emissions whatsoever. And dispensing with the use of fossil fuels helps to preserve our natural resources. The Wieland Group is an initiator and innovation driver in the field of electromobility and will continue to support the endeavours for ever-greater sustainability with products and know-how.
No end in sight

Electric powered vehicles are rapidly catching up in terms of reliability, performance and driving pleasure – a fact illustrated in impressive style by modern hybrid sports cars. They achieve top speeds of over 340 km/h. The heart of their motors is built with components from Wieland. In view of such success stories, it is clear:

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The Wieland Group will be leading the way ahead well into the future.