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TÜV Test Confirms: Continental MK C1 brake system reduces CO2 emissions of hybrid vehicles by around 5 g-Auto Shanghai 2019

  • Savings of regenerative energy due to improved utilization of the achievable recuperation potential
  • Tests of the CO2 savings potential of the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake system in a plug-in hybrid
  • TÜV confirms in a certified test: MK C1 reduces the amount of CO2emitted in the WLTP by around 5 g/km on average compared with a conventional hydraulic hybrid brake system
  • Start of production for the MK C1 in China scheduled for the end of 2020

Frankfurt/Shanghai, April 16, 2019. When it comes to the CO2 emissions of cars, the clock is ticking ever louder: In the EU, newly registered vehicles from a manufacturer’s fleet will be allowed to emit only 95 g of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilometer on average from as early as 2021. Every gram of CO2 over the limit will cost manufacturers €95 – and that figure then has to be multiplied by the number of vehicles sold. Against the backdrop of stricter CO2 legislation around the world, the focus right now is on reducing emissions gram by gram.

In the U.S.A., a maximum of only 121 g/km has been stipulated by 2020. This figure is 117 g/km in China and 105 g/km in Japan. Besides the powertrain, other vehicle systems are required to play their part in emissions reduction, such as the brake system. At the Auto Shanghai in China (April 16 to 25, 2019), the technology company Continental will present the results of a recent TÜV-certified test.

“Here, the MK C1 electrohydraulic brake-by-wire brake system, installed in a standard plug-in hybrid vehicle from the D-segment class, reduced CO2 emissions by around 5 g/km on average compared with a conventional – non-brake-by-wire – hybrid brake system,” said Matthias Matic, head of the Vehicle Dynamics business unit of the Chassis & Safety division at Continental.

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