At ZF, customers can now choose from an extensive electric portfolio. The range includes technical solutions from mild hybrids, plug-in hybrids to all-electric drive systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The power rating of the electric motors ranges from 50 kW to 550 kW, with torque of between 75 Nm and 1,500 Nm. ZF can supply the electric motors either as separate components or already integrated into complete systems. This also includes power electronics and reduction gear units developed and produced in-house. "Our current production landmark is backed by long-term entrepreneurial decisions and innovative engineering spirit," says Stephan von Schuckmann, CEO of the Electrified Powertrain Division and member of the ZF Board of Management.
ZF started testing its own electric drives in buses and passenger cars in everyday operation in the 1990s and embarked on making electrification suitable for volume production in the early 2000s – an approach that has paid off for the company. For years,
ZF has been expanding its production capacities for electric motors, including at the Schweinfurt lead plant and at the newer production locations in Pančevo in Serbia and Hangzhou and Shenyang in China.