PLYMOUTH, Mich. July 18, 2011
$14 billion Luis Lorenzo
"Our company wants to aggressively pursue tomorrow’s technology solutions today," Lorenzo said. "Innovation and long-term orientation characterize everything we do, and the installation of the electric vehicle charging station is not only groundbreaking and good for the environment but helps with the broader issue of infrastructure development that supports this technology.
"We are pursuing sustainable technologies every day and also doing our part to promote their use. This station is part of an emerging infrastructure that will ultimately ensure widespread acceptance of electric cars across the country."
Freudenberg-NOK’s electric vehicle charging station offers level II charging, which reduces full-cycle charge time from 12-18 hours to 4-8 hours and allows users to significantly reduce gasoline consumption. To accommodate technological advances, the station is "futureproof," and can be upgraded without replacing the entire unit.
Equally important, the company is pursuing an ambitious product portfolio that addresses the technology needs of all e-mobility vehicles including start/stop, hybrid and full electric cars. As cars like the Leaf and Volt grow in popularity, Freudenberg-NOK specialists are working with automotive manufacturers to develop a next generation of powertrain components that promise both reliability and technological superiority.
The Chevrolet Volt is a front-wheel-drive, four passenger Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV) that uses electricity as its primary energy source and gasoline as its secondary energy source to propel the vehicle. Energy is stored in a 16 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and delivers 25-50 miles of pure electric driving. When the battery is depleted, an on-board engine generator seamlessly turns on to create additional electricity to power the car for another 344 miles before the need to refuel or recharge.
Nissan LEAF’s power train has no tail pipe, and thus no emission of CO2 or other greenhouse gases. A combination of Nissan LEAF’s regenerative braking system and innovative lithium-ion battery packs enables the car to deliver a driving range of more than 160km (100 miles) on one full charge. Designed as a four-to-five seat, front-drive C-segment hatchback, the Leaf is designed as an everyday vehicle
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*Figures reported by Deutsche Bank’s Global Auto/Auto Parts Equity Research Team.
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