Volkswagen is launching a brand new APP550 rear-wheel electrical drive for its ID. collection of electrical fashions. The primary EV with the brand new drive era in a 210 kW (286 PS) variant will likely be obtainable by 12 months’s finish.
The powertrain’s most torque is roughly 550 Nm, relying on the car’s gear ratio, enhancing energy improvement at standstill and better speeds. The stator has a better efficient variety of windings and an even bigger wire cross-section, whereas the rotor options stronger everlasting magnets with a better load capability. The brand new drive additionally incorporates an energy-saving cooling system with out an electrical oil pump. The gear wheels, oil provide and distribution parts permit the system to chill itself. For increased energy effectivity, the inverter has been developed to provide high-phase currents.
“We developed a brand new drive that achieves important enhancements in efficiency and effectivity regardless of being topic to the identical constraints,” Karsten Bennewitz, Volkswagen’s Head of Powertrain and Vitality Techniques in Growth. “The consequence exhibits that we had been capable of scale back using uncooked supplies, whereas on the similar time reaching a substantial enhance in car effectivity.”