Wheel Brakes For EVs - Potentials And Challenges

Cover Story March 2019 Audi AG Wheel Brakes EVs Potentials Challenges
Wheel Brakes For EVs - 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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