The key to integrated systems solutions

Electric components account for a growing range of tasks in combustion engine drives. They operate separately from the combustion engine, off-load it, and significantly increase the drive’s efficiency throughout the system.

The first step in electrification is to replace hydraulic and pneumatic actuators with electric actuators. Because they allow faster, more precise control, electric actuators improve combustion, for example, thus reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

In a second step, MAHLE makes the engine accessories “intelligent”: Equipped with an electric motor, engine accessories can run independently of the engine speed and pressure. They can therefore be designed purely based on specific requirements and with extreme precision. They also support stop-start functions in the combustion engine and can be powered by the energy recuperated during braking phases.