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Next Generation Trailer Platform

The range of electric towing vehicles is greatly reduced when combined with a traditional caravan or trailer – in some cases by up to 70%. This would mean a reduction in range from an average of 500 km to only about 100-150 km. Our solution is an electric 48-volt drive integrated in the trailer chassis. On the one hand, this means a higher range can be supported. And on the other hand there...

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The range of electric towing vehicles is greatly reduced when combined with a traditional caravan or trailer – in some cases by up to 70%. This would mean a reduction in range from an average of 500 km to only about 100-150 km. Our solution is an electric 48-volt drive integrated in the trailer chassis. On the one hand, this means a higher range can be supported. And on the other hand there are even more advantages:

Range support – less emission, more range

The 48-volt drive integrated in the trailer chassis actively supports the towing vehicle and thereby increases the range – regardless of whether it is a classic combustion or electric vehicle.

Downhill Braking through recuperation

Thanks to the recuperation, which serves as a braking function, downhill braking when driving over mountain passes is more comfortable and more wear-resistant.

 X-TRA Charge Mode – Active Loading

The brake/overrun energy, which can be recovered by the recuperation function in X-TRA Charge Mode, actively charges the batteries installed in the trailer chassis. This energy can be used to support the towing vehicle, thereby reducing fuel consumption.

Anti-Snaking System – Torque Vectoring

An automated and sensor-supported electronic control system transmits safety-relevant data to the electric drive, which powers or decelerates the wheels individually. Sensors guarantee the shortest, situation-specific reaction times. This means that the caravan/trailer can be stabilised in dangerous situations without any action on the part of the driver. In addition, other factors such as the loading condition and environmental influences are taken into account in the analysis.

Trailer Park View Assist

Camera systems and intelligent environmental sensors enable easy parking of the trailer or caravan.

Manoeuvring System

A manoeuvring aid is integrated into the smart electric drive

Autarky

Refrigerator, stove, air conditioning system, entertainment and much more can be operated self-sufficiently by the energy storage unit.

Plug-In Charging

In addition to the recuperation function, plug-in charging of the drive is also possible.

Smart additional functions – Connectivity

  • Effective anti-theft protection by activating the electric immobiliser
  • GPS tracking for location
  • Visualisation of the vehicle combination’s kilometres driven
  • Reading out the battery charge status.
     

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