in automotive bearings, SKF is supplying Volkswagen with energy
efficient bearings to the E-powertrain of their first full electric vehicle,
supplying customised tapered roller bearings and SKF eDrive Ball Bearings to
the electric motor and gearbox of the e-up!, which was launched in late 2013.
The solutions help to reduce the friction and noise in the E-powertrain,
enabling an extended driving range of the vehicle, according to a company
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.”
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.
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.
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