Already at the beginning of january, the supplier had been committed, but a customer did not call CONTI at that time. Now there is clarity: continental will produce a lithium-ion battery for hybrid vehicles in the end of this year for the first time in series. It is used in the mercedes S 400 bluehybrid, the daimler had only announced last friday. According to continental board member karl-thomas neumann, this is an important breakthrough as a supplier of battery systems. In the next few years, the supplier with other lithium-ion energy stores will go in series for mild, full hybrid and electric vehicles.

Compared to the incoming nickel metal hydride technology, lithium-ion batteries provide a higher energy density and thus range. Therefore, they also play an essential role in the CO2 reduction. In the lithium-ion battery, continental delivers the inverter and the DC / DC converter for the hybrid mercedes. The inverter controls the energy flow between the electric motor and hybrid battery, the DC / DC converter is the link between the hybrid battery and the standard base network and makes the incomable alternator unnecessary.

After johnson controls juice had already opened a factory for lithium-ion batteries at the beginning of february, continental is the first european supplier who can ask a concrete series application for lithium-ion batteries. With regard to the expected hybrid models of other german manufacturers such as BMW and volkswagen, this could prove to be a competitive advantage. However, whether daimler’s concept to integrate the battery into the climate circuit, even with the expected mild hybrid drives in mid-class vehicles is to be seen.

Driving report honda cb 1000 r

For me, honda’s new edition of her bigbikes CB 1000 R is the most serious machine of its segment in 2018. Where the process in colorful clown colors covered with a striking duckface, the new edition fades with a secure line carrying, which quotes classics, without giving a designer in the retrosackgasse.

A clear line management always greater: escape. Honda is proud of the small number of plastic blends in the field of view, if I could not understand their payment method ("only six plastic parts in the field of view"to). Together with facilitation in the exhaust gas tract and on the frame, the motorcycle weighs now according to the manufacturer 8 kg less than earlier. Now the thing has to drive only clever.


As a motor base, honda reached for row four-cylinder from the fireblade from 2005 to 2007 (SC57). The prints on the paper 145 hp and in practice always enough for the vehicle weight, so you either indicate it upwards or ride a shift round. Instead of a linear performance curve, honda has deliberately constructed a minimally uneven power development (say) because uneven performance history. Although the engine can not stand nominally with the brutalo competitors BMW S 1000 R, aprilia tuono V4 1100 or KTM 1290 super duke, but bring a lot of own "WOOH-WOOH-WOOH!"-moments into the driver’s life.

E-hdi of psa: start-stop system for diesel models

Paris, 11. June 2010 – with the introduction of the series-maby rub particle filter in 2000, the PSA group had brought the competition under zugzwang. A similar success hopes the bosses of the PSA group with the introduction of their start-stop system E-HDI.

Up to 15 percent less consumption in city traffic

The E-HDI system is first introduced to diesel engines. The turn on and off of the engine superses a starter generator developed by valeo. This should be the engine "especially vibration arm, quiet and fast" can be started again, so PSA. The starter generator is also used for the recovery of the braking energy. Together with rolling-resistant tires and a long translated transmission, consumption and CO2 emissions should decrease by up to 15 percent. This information refers to city traffic, where a motor is up to 30 percent, without the car moving.

A millions of vehicles planned with E-HDI until 2013

As the first models, from summer 2010, the citroen C5, the new C4 and the C4 picasso are delivered with E-HDI. A coarse part of the peugeot and citroen models with 1.4 HDI and 1.6 HDI with the system erupted. For peugeot, the 308 and the successor of peugeot 407 will be the first models. Group-wide, the course of 30 percent of the diesel variants should be E-HDI versions. By 2013, PSA wants to deliver around one million vehicles with E-HDI. Father should be the 2.0 HDI and also fuel gasoline with the fuel saving system. The reason why the technology is not immediately introduced at the ottomotors, lies according to peugeot spokesman gordian heindrich’s sales volume: the group wants to reduce the CO2 emissions of the fleet possible and therefore begins with the engines that are sold most.