SKF is supplying Volkswagen with energy efficient bearings to the E-powertrain of their first full electric vehicle, the e-up!. SKF is supplying customized tapered roller bearings and SKF eDrive Ball Bearings to the electric motor and gearbox of the e-up!, which was launched the Fall of 2013. The solutions help to reduce the friction and noise in the E-powertrain, enabling an extended driving range of the vehicle.
Tryggve Sthen, President, SKF Automotive says, “SKF is very happy to be equipping the Volkswagen e-up!. The SKF eDrive Ball Bearing is a product in our SKF BeyondZero portfolio and is one of our energy efficient solutions for hybrid and full electric vehicles. Our partnership with Volkswagen has grown over the years and we both are taking positive steps in the area of sustainability to reduce the emission footprint of greenhouse gas globally. We are very proud to work with Volkswagen.”
Since the market launch of the first electric cars from Volkswagen, SKF continues to work closely together with Volkswagen to support them in developing the next generation of e-cars. The SKF BeyondZero portfolio includes products and solutions from SKF which bring significant environmental benefits to our customers in preserving the balance of the atmosphere, promoting efficient and responsible use of land resources and/or avoiding discharges into water. The solutions also bring value by improving the efficiency of the application leading to positive consumer end-effects like for ex. fuel savings.