Vehicles with electric powertrains will have an impact on the streetscape in future. Automobile manufacturers and their suppliers are actively shaping this change by developing more efficient and needs-driven technologies. As the innovation and technology leader, Webasto also offers advanced solutions in this field.
The high-voltage heater (HVH): As a specialist for thermo management in vehicles, Webasto offers the high-voltage heater. All variants of this electric heater utilize heating layer technology to efficiently convert electric power to heat with practically no losses.
The heat ensures ice-free windows and comfort in the vehicle’s interior. The heat generated by the heater is simultaneously used to keep the battery operating temperature within the ideal range to ensure that efficiency is optimized and the range is also extended.
Charging solutions: Supplying electric and hybrid vehicles with electricity nationwide – whether underway, at the workplace or at home – is a fundamental requirement for electromobility. For this purpose Webasto has developed a comprehensive portfolio of charging stations that is tailored to the different technical and infrastructural requirements of global markets. All of the charging solutions meet the relevant norms and OEM standards – and therefore also the highest quality and safety standards.
Are you interested in our charging solutions – we invite you to come into our onlineshop.
Battery systems: The powertrain battery in a vehicle is the key technology that drives electromobility. At Webasto we have developed high-voltage battery systems based on our expertise and experience. Conceived as a design-to-cost solution, we have maintained an open system approach (pouch, prismatic or cylindrical) and have oriented ourselves on the needs and requirements of our customers and markets.
Solar roof: Webasto was already supplying solar roofs for series production vehicles back in 1989. The solar cells integrated into the roof system generate electricity that is used to charge the vehicle’s battery. This relieves stress on the alternator and reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The European Commission has approved Webasto’s “Battery charging solar roof” as an eco-innovation.