Moving toward sustainable mobility
Between today and 2030, there will be nearly 2 billion vehicles on the road, and the International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that 125 million of these will be electric. Our eMobility business, launched in 2018, is producing technologies for electric, hybrid and fuel cell commercial vehicles. Whether it’s a long-haul truck traversing the highway, a delivery vehicle making frequent stops or a bus moving commuters across a busy metropolis, we’re developing new technologies that improve efficiency and safety—without sacrificing performance. At the same time, we recognise that the vast majority of vehicles will still rely on internal combustion engines, so we remain dedicated to reducing tailpipe emissions, such as nitrous oxide, and decreasing fuel consumption for these vehicles.
Electrification of transportation
We design components that help electric vehicles be more efficient, with longer battery life and range. As voltage rates increase in EVs, our power protection components help make them safer. And we make EVs more intelligent by connecting them with systems and providing data that help original equipment manufacturers both improve overall vehicle power balance and communicate with end-users, notifying them of what’s going on with their vehicle.
- Power-dense, high-voltage inverters deliver electric power from the battery to the wheels efficiently and with less weight, thereby increasing the driving range.
- Bussmann series fuses open up to 10 times faster, helping protect circuits under high fault-current conditions.
- High-voltage DC/DC converters let customers travel safely in style by converting high voltages to low and powering infotainment and safety systems.
- Intelligent power distribution units send power where it needs to go, safely and reliably. The units are smart enough to predict fuse life and even alert the driver in advance to loss of power, activating a mode that helps the driver reach safety and service.
- EV transmissions improve performance on steep grades, allowing electric motors to operate more efficiently.
- Our 48-volt mild hybrid system captures energy during braking and coasting, improving fuel economy over long and short trips and cooling a sleeper cab on hot nights.
More efficient combustion engines
In addition to our role in vehicle electrification, our products make internal combustion engines more efficient. Examples include our diesel cylinder deactivation and variable valve actuation technologies. Both technologies can be used to reduce fuel consumption by between 5 and 25 per cent. Another technology is our TVS EGR pump, which is designed to save fuel while meeting new global emission regulations. Our joint venture with Cummins, Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, has developed the Procision dual-clutch transmission, an efficient design that delivers up to 8 per cent better fuel economy than a competitive torque converter automatic transmission. It also has a lube change interval that is three times longer than competing products (150,000 miles vs. 50,000 miles).