Hella introduces electromobility strategy

February 19, 2019 //By Christoph Hammerschmidt
Hella introduces electromobility strategy
At its annual investor conference, automotive supplier Hella GmbH (Lippstadt, Germany) presented its strategy for participating in the future market of electric mobility. The company intends to consistently position itself along the central automotive market trends of autonomous driving, efficiency and electrification, connectivity and digitalisation as well as individualisation. In concrete terms, this means a focus on power electronics and energy management.

"The electrification of vehicles is continuing to gain momentum," said Rolf Breidenbach, Chairman of Hella's Board of Management. "For Hella, this means a wide range of opportunities. Energy management, for example, is already one of our fastest growing business fields today. Within the next five years, we want to triple sales. To this end, we will make targeted investments in further product solutions for the various levels of electrification and thus make a significant contribution to clean mobility."

In order to support its customers holistically on the way to electromobility, Hella offers companies a comprehensive product range from battery sensors for micro hybrids (start/stop automatic) and power electronics for mild hybrid vehicles on a 48V basis to battery electronics for high-voltage applications in full hybrids and fully electric vehicles. Its strategy is to further expand its position as a supplier of high-performance key components such as voltage converters and intelligent battery sensors. In addition, Hella intends to position itself increasingly as a supplier of subsystems in the field of electromobility on the basis of its pronounced component competence.

In this context, core products in particular are innovative system solutions for mild hybrids such as the PowerPack 48 Volt and the Dual Voltage Battery Management System. The PowerPack 48 Volt is specially designed for vehicles in higher power classes. It combines a 48 Volt lithium-ion battery block including battery management and voltage converter in one product. The Dual Voltage Battery Management System is designed for compact and mid-range vehicles. It combines the conventional separate products of 48-volt mild hybridisation within a single product in the installation space of a conventional lead-acid battery. This makes it easy to integrate the system into the existing vehicle architecture. The intelligent circuit of the cells enables the capacity of the Li-Ion batteries to be used in the 12V on-board network or 48V on-board network, depending on the application.

More information: https://www.hella.com/hella-com/assets/media_global/011119_Hella_Investor_Update_Final_CLEAN.pdf

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