Bosch reveals its second ‘electrified semitrailer’ project involving regenerative braking
Germany-based auto parts giant Bosch has unveiled a new electrification program which marks the company’s second ‘electrified semitrailer’ project. Under the project, the electrification of semitrailers being conducted by Bosch involves the addition of regenerative braking on the axles of semitrailers.
Revealing that the new semitrailer electrification project will be presented at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover, Bosch said that the presentation of the project will include the demonstration of the company’s new electrified semitrailer axles, along with electric motors and batteries which can be integrated into semitrailers.
About its new semitrailer electrification system, Bosch said that the system will enable trucks to make an estimated yearly saving of $10,000. In that regard, the company explained that the incorporation of an electrical machine into the axles of a semitrailer will facilitate the generation of electricity during braking, and feed the electricity into the trailer’s power units.
Describing the electrical axle as “an important step toward automated trailer parking on logistics companies’ parking lots,” Bosch said: “Adding a powertrain to the axle means that the trailer can be shunted around the parking lot without a tractor.”
Bosch has revealed that its new electrification system will be available for new trailers as well as for retrofitting of existing trailers.
New plans related to production of Model 3 have surprised parts makers. The automotive company has planned to launch its Model 3 by 2018, which is two years prior to what earlier was decided.
South Korean tire manufacturer Hankook Tire Manufacturing Company unveiled its new tires for electric vehicles (EVs) on Monday.
In accordance with Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s earlier-this-week announcement, the automaker is rolling out a new software update for its Autopilot system for its electric vehicles.
With US electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors having stabilized the monthly deliveries of its vehicles after recent issues, the sales of the company’s electric vehicles (EVs) in Norway have increased almost two-fold as compared to the 2017 figures.
In a recently released report, Forbes has drawn attention to data which shows that the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) in China were the highest in the world during 2017.
According to a recent announcement, Ryder is placing an order of a big fleet of 500 all-electric vans with a new electric vehicle startup Chanje.