Vitesco’s new ‘Dedicated Hybrid Transmission’ technology will boost the PHEVs market
Vitesco came up with new DHT (Dedicated Hybrid Transmission) for
The Vitesco Technologies
Dedicated Hybrid Transmission: The Vitesco Technology is a German automotive supplier for drive technologies.
Key highlights of the DHT
- DHT stands for the “Dedicated Hybrid Transmission”
- Provides same driving comfort as conventional 6 speed automatic transmission
- Compact in size
- Low cost
- Will support
up tothe 120 km/h in all-electric mode, and up to 160 km/h in hybrid mode.
According to a study, in 2030 more cars of the electrified drive-train would be sold in the market than any regular IC engine car. And this would be the very first time in history that in China and Europe one in four vehicles will run on electric power. As per the study of Boston Consulting Group – the battery price will fall by 80% between 2014 and 2030 (expected). The gasoline car market will fall in future in the same way like diesel cars now a day.
This whole scenario will increase the demand of electrified vehicle. Plug-in Hybrid will also play a major role in that adoption curve. What one thing which pulling behind the demand of PHEVs
Why PHEVs have high price tag?
The plug-in hybrid has two
So, to reduce the complexity and make more cost effective the Vitesco came up with an extra-ordinary technology. DHT- Dedicated hybrid transmission for all hybrid vehicles.
DHT (Dedicated Hybrid Transmission) in ‘CTI symposium in ‘
The company presented an
Dedicated Hybrid Transmission functionality
The DHT is cost-effective and if we talk about its concept- it’s a 4 speed automatic transmission in which a high voltage electric motor is integrated into the output side of the transmission.
In this technology the 1st and 2nd gear as well as the reverse are performed by the electric motor, while the synchronization is performed by a starter-alternator which also works to start the internal combustion engine.
Talking about the driving comfort- Vitesco’s DHT offers the driver the same level of comfort while driving and shifting that until now has been associated with the plug-in hybrids having a conventional 6-speed transmission. The simplicity of the system makes it more preferable because it has only four mechanical gears and has no mechanical
As per Stephan Rebhan, Head of Technology & Innovation at Vitesco- “So far it has not been possible to tap the full potential of plug-in hybrids and full hybrids for reducing CO2
By combining this technology with a low cost gasoline engine will help all the automotive manufacturer to bring down PHEVs cost low. Additionally, the
We are expecting more hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles on the road. The country like India will also get benefit with such innovative technology in the future.