A flexible partner for zero emissions mobility
Automakers worldwide are implementing their roadmap to vehicle electrification. Given the needs of different use cases and pressures on battery materials, it’s clear that a variety of new energy vehicles will be required.
FORVIA offers a flexible portfolio of electromobility solutions no matter what strategy makes the most sense for each automaker. Our technology portfolio combines HELLA’s expertise in battery electric vehicles with Faurecia’s leadership in the entire hydrogen mobility value chain adapted to the different requirements across automotive, transportation, logistics and industry.
Together, we create market-leading systems that combine expertise in power electronics, energy management, thermal management and intelligent power distribution, with an optimal balance between efficiency, safety, durability and cost.
FORVIA can integrate its range of electromobility technologies into the same electric vehicle skateboard platform to support battery, hydrogen-powered or even hybrid powertrain architectures. This technology blend showcases the scope of solutions we can offer, and delivers the best combination of range, charging times and charging convenience, as electric vehicle infrastructure is scaled up around the world.
HELLA brings to FORVIA a growing portfolio of technologies to optimize the performance, range and efficiency of electric vehicles. Solutions are all designed to reduce the size, complexity and cost of components, cutting down on weight and improving efficiency.
For power conversion : a high-density onboard charger offering faster charging cycles and smart vehicle-to-grid capabilities at 15% lower weight and 20% lower volume than conventional chargers.
For battery management : a modular and scalable high-voltage solution to manage the safe and reliable function of Lithium-Ion batteries in hybrid and electric vehicles.
For thermal management : a customizable solution to connect up to three cooling and heating cycles for the battery, power converters, electric motor and vehicle interior with significant material and energy savings.
New service-oriented E/E architecture
Drawing on its expertise in software and electronic hardware development and production across all domains as well as safetyrelevant functions such as energy management, steering and braking, FORVIA is helping automakers reduce the complexity of electronic/electric architecture. Zonal modules support and relieve centralized high-performance computing by managing information within a geographic zone. They integrate and reduce the number of discrete components and wiring, thus reducing weight and complexity. We are one of the first Tier 1 suppliers to implement secure ethernet connectivity for realtime updating and upgradability and to provide the market’s first integrated electronic fuse (eFuse) which ensures failoperational power supply (up to ASIL D safety standards) for automated driving functions.