11 Aug '17, 1pm

#Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for #EVs

#Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for #EVs

Continental introduces novel aluminum wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles 11 August 2017 Continental has developed a new wheel and braking concept for electric vehicles. The “New Wheel Concept” wheel rim consists of two aluminum (Al) parts: an inner Al carrier star with an Al brake disk and an outer Al rim well with the tire. In contrast to conventional wheel brakes, the New Wheel Concept brake engages the Al disk from the inside. This allows it to have a particularly large diameter, which benefits the braking performance. To increase the vehicle’s range, deceleration in the EV generates as much electricity as possible through recuperation (= braking using the electric motor), so the wheel brake is used less frequently. The corrosion-free Al brake disk also prevents the formation of rust (as is normal on cast-iron disks) which can impair the braking effect. Ele...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/08/20170811-conti.html

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