Powering the world's transition to e-mobility 

The automotive sector's transformation towards e-mobility is accelerating more and more. Schaeffler assumes that 30 per cent of all-electric, 40 per cent hybrid electric, and 30 per cent ICE powertrains will account for new registrations in the passenger car and van or pickup truck seg-ment by 2030. 

With this in mind, Schaeffler has been working on and brought to market a range of technologies for combustion engine driven, hybrid, and all electric powertrains that will make future mobility more sustainable and efficient. 

Schaeffler has developed a modular solution with a powerful electric auxiliary drive unit for the hybridisation of conventional Internal Combustion Engines. Furthermore, Schaeffler has been mass-producing e-axle transmissions, successfully ensuring optimal gear ratios and power trans-mission from the electric motor to the wheels for various applications. Driven by R&D, Schaeffler has developed a 4-in-1 electric axle, a highly integrated and complete compact system. Combining the thermal management system with the electric motor, transmission, and power electronics for the powertrain into one compact unit makes the axle drive more compact, lighter and ensures greater comfort. 

Schaeffler has adapted its structures to promote positive developments and successes in this dy-namic market, such as its newly built state-of-the-art production site for electric powertrain com-ponents inaugurated in Szombathely, Hungary. Known as the "Factory for tomorrow", the facility has already set new standards in sustainability as the new plant's electricity is supplied by photo-voltaic arrays in combination with rooftop solar panels, which will save up to 4,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. 

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