Schaeffler demo vehicle hits 2020 CAFE targets without electrification; 15% cut in fuel co
Meticulously detailed work and new solutions for powertrains based on internal combustion engines still offer significant potential for reducing fuel consumption and emissions. And the electrification of the powertrain additionally helps to operate the internal combustion engine in its optimum range and to compensate for weak starting performance, so hybridization will continue to make rapid advances. Start-stop systems are becoming increasingly widespread and are set to develop from conventional starters into systems that can even provide features previously only available in hybrid vehicles. And energy recuperation will become more and more of an issue as the performance of on-board electric systems and equipment increases—after all, a reduction in the vehicle’s fuel consumption and CO2 emissions can also be achieved if this energy is used to drive the vehicle.