revolution of the North American automotive industry is in progress with the
growing demand for battery electric vehicles (BEVs), and SKF is well-positioned
to support the industry's growth goals.
SKF is investing in EV technology as
part of its pledge to increase sustainability. SKF is capitalizing on
its decades of experience working in the EV sector and innovating products to
improve EV performance and affordability. The company's commitment to and
expertise in the rapidly evolving market puts it at the leading edge of
development for EV manufacturing.
Zimmermann, President Automotive North America for SKF USA, Inc., stated
that, their capabilities allow them to support the industry in overcoming
challenges, while taking advantage of the many opportunities that EVs
the beginning of the EV revolution, SKF has supported and helped catalyse
innovation in the industry. Automakers in North America choose SKF
bearings as critical components in their electric drivetrains – with more than
70% of all battery electric vehicles produced in the US featuring SKF
powertrain bearings. SKF's work also includes developing tailored solutions to
mitigate issues unique to EVs, including drivetrain damage resulting from
electric current, hybrid bearings to improve performance, and other pain points
of the EV customer. SKF addressed some of the challenges unique to EVs by
redesigning the bearings and their components.
addition to product development work, the SKF North American Technical Center
in Plymouth, Michigan, also supports car makers in
application-specific engineering. One area of particular interest for the
BEV market is noise and vibration. SKF has worked with leading
international automakers to identify the sources of these noises and address
them through bearing and system level design to improve the outcome.
engineering and close cooperation with customers at the early phase of the
electric powertrain development also allows SKF to design high-efficiency
bearing solutions and arrangements in order to decrease overall system power
losses, therefore maximizing EV range.
manufacturers also require supply chains and engineering capabilities that fit
well with their manufacturing and product development footprint. SKF has
adopted a full-value-chain approach by investing in product development,
manufacturing and testing to target local EV markets.
SKF USA Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of SKF Group, a
world leader in rolling bearings and related technologies including sealing
solutions, lubrication systems and services.
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