Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler is supplying its modular hybrid transmission to the 2020 Ford Explorer and Police Interceptor Utility, as well as the 2020 Lincoln Aviator.
One of Schaeffler’s latest E-Mobility technologies, the modular hybrid transmission enables hybridization for the SUV, truck and off-road vehicle segments, while providing more power and torque.
“Mobility for tomorrow will be electrified. In preparation, by 2020, Schaeffler will have invested more than 500 million euros in research, development and production of electric drive units to ensure we’re able to provide our customers with solutions for their next-generation needs,” said Marc McGrath, CEO Schaeffler Americas. “We’re delighted to supply the Lincoln Aviator and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles with our modular hybrid transmission as we further define the industry’s needs. We also appreciate Ford’s cooperation on this project over the last four years and are thankful for being part of Ford’s industry leading future E-Mobility architecture.”
Manufactured at Schaeffler’s recently expanded Wooster, Ohio campus, the U.S. center for the company’s advanced E-Mobility development, the modular hybrid transmission offers the following drive modes: ICE (internal combustion engine) drive; electric drive; ICE + e-drive for max performance; and recuperation.
It offers a number of benefits, including: improved fuel economy; zero local emissions; instantaneous acceleration; an onboard generator; integrated torque converter; and improved towing.