The defossilization of industry and transport is an important building block for climate protection and resource conservation. Through product innovations that reduce the pollutant emissions of internal combustion engines by up to 90 percent or heating solutions that do not affect the range of e‑vehicles, we are contributing to the clean and quiet mobility of the future. Hydrogen technology is an important option for climate‑neutral energy generation. Our components increase the performance level of fuel cell systems in mobile and stationary applications. We are working towards our goal of generating 50 percent of our net sales independently of the passenger car combustion engine. Today, we are already at 48 percent – an important step for the future.
In order to make innovations available to a broad market as quickly as possible, Eberspächer is increasingly relying on modern development and production methods. All the processes of the company are becoming increasingly digitized. Entry into production with real parts and components can take place later in the product creation cycle. This minimizes the use of resources for the production of prototypes and test series in a sustainable way.
Expertise for different drive technologies
Optimized combustion engines and hybrid drives will play a very important role in the mobility transition that is about to take place because they can reduce emissions even further. Purem by Eberspächer takes various approaches to reducing pollutant emissions. One is the active heating of certain components of the emission control system. The Active Heating product family’s solutions allow, for example, pollutant emissions to be reduced by up to 90 percent. Components for fuel cell systems and the hydrogen engine expand the portfolio for future drive technologies.
Low-emission thermal management solutions
To reduce emissions, Eberspächer offers coolant heaters with integrated catalytic converters. They reduce almost all CO and HC emissions. At the same time, we are investigating the use of synthetic or alternative fuels or the qualification of hydrogenated vegetable oils in existing heating devices. Electric heaters specially designed for use in hybrid and electric vehicles were previously used to "only" provide comfort for the passengers. Today, in cold weather, they also protect the traction battery, the most expensive component in an electric vehicle, from loss of capacity and power as well as premature aging. The use of the natural refrigerant R744 enables emission‑free and environmentally friendly thermal management for clean, electric city bus transport.
Resource-saving battery management systems
With a battery management system (BMS) for 12 V lithium-ion batteries, CO2 is reduced in various vehicle series. Stringent emission targets thus can be met.
Hydrogen is an important energy carrier — especially when it comes to the decarbonization of industry and transport. A key component for fuel cell performance is air compressors — the core competence of Eberspächer Vairex. They make a significant contribution to the efficiency, best‑possible setup, and durability of the whole system. In the case of the hydrogen engine, the focus is on exhaust gas aftertreatment of PM, PN, CO and HC from the engine oil path and the reduction of nitrogen oxide. Our development activities also include the design of the materials used for the new fuel.