By becoming a highly efficient and clean drive, the combustion engine is securing pole position for itself in the drive mix of the future. As a result of this development, the complete system, comprising the powertrain and its peripherals, is now substantially more complex. To improve efficiency and reduce emissions in this area, it is essential to effectively manage an ever increasing number of interactions and overcome challenges that are often contradictory in nature. Thanks to its comprehensive systems expertise, MAHLE is ideally positioned to deliver solutions aimed at reducing consumption and emissions.
For operators of commercial vehicle fleets, a sober analysis of cost accounting is high on the list of priorities. Rising oil prices have resulted in an increasing awareness of hybrid drives—and with good reason. From an economic perspective, this type of drive is extremely appealing for commercial vehicles because it can be retrofitted as a simple box from MAHLE and provides fuel savings of approximately 5 percent.
Immediate friction reduction in the engine, an optimized thermal cycle, and consistent, on-demand control of the auxiliary components: at the IAA, MAHLE will showcase winning solutions that are sure to wow customers. Longer service intervals and increased load capacity for critical components are also key factors. In short, with an eye on the big picture, MAHLE is systematically reducing the total cost of vehicles over the entire service life.