MAHLE presents its wide range of technologies for electric vehicles and fuel cells
• Highlight: new battery concept for ultrafast charging of small vehicles in urban distribution transport
• Aachen Colloquium Sustainable Mobility to take place on October 5 and 6 before an international audience of industry professionals

The new lithium-carbon battery concept developed by MAHLE Powertrain, the Group’s engineering division. Designed to
enable ultrafast charging of lightweight two-wheeled and small vehicles in under 90 seconds for applications such as urban distribution transport. The concept is particularly sustainable because it does not require rare raw materials and is fully recyclable. Other projects showcased include transmissions and thermal management systems for electric vehicles plus a newly developed air pathway for fuel cell vehicles.

A battery concept from MAHLE Powertrain combines the advantages of supercapacitors and conventional lithium-ion batteries. Lithium-carbon battery technology is not only able to support the ultrafast charging of compact delivery vehicles in
inner-city areas, for example. It also has a high power density and is not susceptible to so-called runaway events, in which uncontrolled overheating occurs.

AHLE Powertrain’s transmission specialists will be showcasing a shiftable high-speed electric drive module with a complex-compound planetary gearset for electric vehicles for the first time in Aachen. The core competence of MAHLE ZG Transmissions lies in the production of innovative transmissions, often for electric or hybridized drive concepts.