Schaeffler presents a hybrid module enabling OEMs to electrify the pick-up trucks that are particularly popular in the US marketplace. The compact P2 hybrid module fits between the IC engine and the transmission, which makes it suitable for integration into existing vehicle concepts too. It enables both a boost function and “coasting” with the IC engine shut off, as well as all-electric driving. Consequently, the hybrid module shown at CES enhances both fuel economy and driving pleasure.
The e-axle developed by Schaeffler also offers even greater versatility. It can be used either as a stand-alone unit or extend an existing front- or rear-wheel drive into a fully-fledged all-wheel drive system. The power output with wheel-selective control is another benefit. Due to torque vectoring, a distribution of torque between the right and left wheels, safety, driving dynamics and ride comfort are noticeably enhanced. Consequently, the e-axle presented at CES offers efficient driving dynamics interventions for hybrid and battery-electric vehicles.