BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

BENTELER is a leading global partner for the automotive industry. We offer first-class engineering and metal-processing competence combined with production excellence. From components and modules for chassis, body-in-white and engine and exhaust applications to modular e-mobility system solutions.

Such as the new BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0:
A series-ready platform solution for electric vehicles. And a showcase for our entire technological competence and collaborative approach to development. Together with a broad network of strategic partners we develop modular and tailor-made solutions for our customers.

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See the detailed information below to learn more about our BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0.

Overview of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is yet another proof point of our engineering and metal-processing competence. It is scalable for numerous vehicle segments and specially designed for e-mobility and integrates several functions answering your needs such as

  • integrated crash management,
  • a flexible and scalable battery storage system with standard and customized components, and integrated thermal management,
  • electrified chassis solutions,
  • e-motor integration 2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive,
  • thermal management solutions for electronic components and
  • wireless / inductive charging.

These features can be engineered as a complete solution or as individual modules. The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is series-ready, immediately applicable and has a proven design. The industrialization concept is ready for immediate implementation.

The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is a weight-optimized, modular system solution and adjustable to any customer requirement. Our offer will focus on engineering and program management including license models.

Full system engineering partner

We engineer, simulate and validate the complete system of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 – „from bumper to bumper“.

  • For all vehicle segments
  • System integration of e-mobility requirements
  • System in mono and multi-material design
  • Flexible, scalable and modular lightweight solutions
  • Integration of electrical and electronic architecture incl. e-motor (2-wheel-drive and 4-wheel-drive)
BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 with overview on its features

Body on flex frame – high scalability for platform strategies from B- to E-segment

  • Weight optimized scalable frame by aluminium extrusion profiles
  • Flexible in length and width for different vehicle segments and body types
  • Defined body connection with cold joining technology
  • Basis for high torsional stiffness and best crash performance
The body on flex frame of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Modular battery pack - solution for optimized energy density and safety

  • Designed to resist all crash intrusions and fulfill legal directives
  • Flexible scalable design by aluminum extrusion frame structure
  • Integrated battery cooling for best battery performance and durability
  • Battery module integration with focus on high battery density
The modular battery pack of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Integrated crash management - for highest safety and legal directives

  • Optimized lightweight crash design for battery electric vehicles
  • New energy absorption elements to protect the battery system
  • Crash management systems achieving pole test and offset crash requirements
  • Special qualified aluminum and steel materials
Picture of the integrated crash management of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Modular front and rear E-Chassis - solutions for best ride and handling

  • Front and rear suspension modules with high integrated electrical drive units
  • Subframes offer modularity due to profile length among longitudinal and lateral direction
  • Each subframe with NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) -optimized rubber bush concept
  • Insulated sub frames with an additionally insulated electrical drive unit for best NVH behavior
Picture of the modular front and rear Chassis of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Thermal management - for efficient energy utilization

  • Special battery cooling plate design for lower weight and height
  • Secures long life of batteries and electronic devices
  • High integrated routing of cooling circuits
  • Controls battery temperature for best operating conditions
picture of the thermal management system of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Battery and charging technology - solutions for best electric vehicle performance

  • Qualified for fast DC charging process (100KW)
  • Prepared for inductive charging
  • High energy prismatic battery cells
  • Special battery module size for high package density
Picture of the battery tray of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Electric and electronic architecture - security for high functionality

  • Flexible, scalable and high functional safety
  • Charging, power and thermal management centrally controlled via CAN BUS by VCU (Vehicle Control Unit)
  • Optimal, safe electric power and signal distribution between all electrical and electronic components
Picture of the Vehicle Control Unit of the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Vehicle integration – it is more than the sum of all parts

  • Specification of all OEM interfaces
  • High interface and complexity reduction
  • Best packaging of all systems
  • Secured functionality on vehicle level
BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

BENTELER Electric Drive System is open to individual engineering and sourcing strategies

  • Full system engineering for free global sourcing of e-modules or full BENTELER Electric Drive System
  • Industrialization support and supplier management
  • Direct manufacturing in a partnership
  • Licensing of BENTELER Electric Drive System possible
BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0: From modules to system integration

BENTELER supports the full value chain - engineering, prototyping, testing, process design and production

  • Whole vehicle target setting process (definition of vehicle performance, targets and requirements)
  • From concept studies to series build to print design
  • Prototyping and mule car production
  • Module and vehicle validation
  • Development of flexible production concepts
Meeting of the E-Mobility team from BENTELER

Download Article: A modular platform solution for e-vehicles

Get further details on the rolling chassis, co-developed by BENTELER and Bosch, in this article. 

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