Efficiency meets comfort: New heating solution for hybrid and electric vehicles
The trend towards electromobility is also increasing the demand for innovative heating concepts for vehicles with alternative drive systems. High-voltage coolant heaters from Eberspächer catem are the optimal solution especially for hybrid and large electric vehicles with their own water circuits. Based on tried and proven PTC technology, the experts have now developed the performance and weight optimized third generation. Significantly improved heat transfer between the PTC elements and coolant increases the performance density at zero degrees coolant temperature by more than 30 percent. The product benefits from an electronic control unit that was developed within the Eberspächer Group, and assures efficient energy and heat management. The heaters will be fitted in models from various European automobile manufacturers.
Gasoline particulate filters make gasoline vehicles cleaner
A new level of the Euro 6 emissions standard will come into force for all newly type-certified passenger cars within the European Union in September 2017. Its provisions include a reduction in particulate limits for gasoline vehicles with direct fuel injection engines. Almost one in two gasoline vehicles is fitted with this type of engine. However, this combustion method does result in increased emissions of soot particles. The Eberspächer gasoline particulate filters counteract that effect, filtering the soot particles out of the exhaust gas flow. Using the special filters means the soot particle content in the exhaust gas is well below the legal limit. As a result, the systems conform to the upcoming level of the Euro 6 emissions standard. Eberspächer developed the exhaust system based on the tried and proven technology of the diesel particulate filter. The soot particles are automatically deposited on the porous surface, so greatly reducing emissions.
Eberspächer continues its success
The Eberspächer Group closed the financial year 2016 with a significantly increased consolidated result and revenue at a high level. Last year, the Group expanded its international presence and is now represented in around 70 locations in 28 countries. Despite a slight decline in Exhaust Technology revenue, Eberspächer, one of the leading suppliers of exhaust technologies, continued to expand its business in Europe and China. The Climate Control Systems division recorded revenue growth. In particular, revenue of electrical vehicle heaters increased significantly. With a majority stake of 80 percent in the Canadian company Vecture Inc., the Automotive Controls division extended its product portfolio. For 2017, Eberspächer is looking optimistically to the future in all three divisions and expects a continuation of the positive income development.
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The Eberspächer Group
The Eberspächer Group is one of the world´s leading system developers and suppliers of exhaust technology, vehicle heaters and bus air conditioning systems. Eberspächer is also a professional innovation partner for the automotive industry in air conditioning of special-purpose vehicles and in automotive electronics.