Wheel Brakes For Electric Vehicles – Potentials And Challenges

Cover Story Audi AG Wheel Brakes Electric Vehicles Potentials Challenges
Wheel Brakes For Electric Vehicles – Potentials And Challenges

A central element in the operation strategy of an electric vehicle is the vehicle deceleration by recuperation in order to maximise efficiency and range. As a consequence, the operation of wheel brakes becomes less and less frequent. Audi asks whether it is relevant to consider to what extent a brake downsizing is possible, and what new requirements evolve, especially in the premium segment. Developing innovative wheel brakes requires the analysis of altered load spectra, questioning of classical development premises, and promotion of innovative technologies.

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