MAHLE Powertrain is set to show off the latest step in its powertrain development programme at this year’s CENEX LCV show (12th – 13th September 2018). The engineering services provider’s stand will showcase the MAHLE Efficient Electric Transport (MEET) demonstrator vehicle. Seen as the next step in urban mobility, MEET combines agility, compactness and efficiency to create an economically viable electric vehicle purposely designed for inner-city driving.
Powered by two 48V traction motors, MEET offers a low-voltage solution, which also drives down the cost of the vehicle and its running costs.
Mike Basset, Chief Engineer for Research and Advanced Engineering, commented: “Powertrain development has been a big focus for us in recent years, with both electrification and internal combustion engine projects taking place. With MEET, our aim is to develop a vehicle that is suited to urban environments, reducing congestion, emissions and cost in the process.
In addition, MAHLE Powertrain’s experts will be on hand to discuss the recently introduced Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), as well as the upcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) test, which will become mandatory for all cars in September 2019.
Simon Reader, Engineering Director at MAHLE Powertrain, added: “To accommodate the more stringent testing demands, we recently opened the UK’s first dedicated vehicle testing and development facility, allowing customers to test their vehicles in a state-of-the-art environment, ensuring they are compliant with the new regulations.
“The facility now allows us to offer the customer a whole service, in which we can support OEMs on their journey to create RDE compliant vehicles.”