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Continental powertrain unit to set up Tianjin R&D center
Published on: 2020-04-23
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An artists rendition of the planned research and development center of Vitesco Technologies in TianjinAn artist's rendition of the planned research and development center of Vitesco Technologies in Tianjin

Vitesco Technologies, the powertrain business of Continental, has announced that it will build a research and development center in Tianjin.
 

Vitesco Technologies will develop technologies for hybrid and electric powertrains in the new R&D center, which is scheduled for completion in 2021.
 

The company's decision is based on China's position as the world's largest new-energy vehicle market as well as broad government support.

tianjin 2The new R&D center will include a lab where electric drive technologies can be tested and validated with a wide array of advanced test facilities. It will cover systems, software, electronics, mechatronics as well as supporting functions and attracts talent from all over the world.
 

Vitesco Technologies said the new R&D center will forge even closer links to local customers in the world’s largest automotive market and support the development of vehicles with electrification technologies.
 

Vitesco Technologies is a Powertrain Division of Continental AG. In 2019, Continental announced to spin-off its Powertrain division with the purpose to give it more freedom to respond to market demands. A final decision on the spin-off waits confirmation from Continental annual shareholders’ meeting.
 

动力总成公司纬湃科技将在天津建立全新的研发中心

大陆集团下属动力总成公司纬湃科技(Vitesco Technologies)将在天津建立一个全新的研发中心。目前,公司已与天津经济技术开发区管委会签署相关协议。新研发中心预计于2021年落成,这里将成为纬湃科技混合动力及电气化动力总成技术的研发基地。
 

新的研发中心总建筑面积约9000平方米。除办公楼外,研发中心还设有一个测试实验室,其中配套各种测试设备用于电力驱动技术的测试和验证。
 

纬湃科技在天津拥有一家建有高度自动化生产线的工厂,并于2019年10月投产第三代电驱动系统,该系统高度集成了电机、电控和减速器,减少大量连接线束并配备了最新的液冷技术,其重量不到80公斤,让整个电驱动总成更轻、更紧凑、成本更低。率先应用该系统的车型包括标致e-208(参数|询价)和欧宝Corsa-e,以及北京现代的昂希诺纯电动和菲斯塔纯电动版车型。

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