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Trailblazer for electric mobility
Kspg range extender
KSPG AG
Karl-Schmidt-Strasse
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany
Year of establishment:
1909
Employees:
Around 12,000 (2012)
Turnover:
Around EUR 2.3 billion (2012)
Contact
Jürgen Niehues
Phone: +49 7132 33 4341
Fax: +49 7132 33 3100
KSPG has successfully developed a range ex-
tender for electric vehicles together with FEV
GmbH as a pilot project. The test vehicle was
handed over to KSPG ready for use and based on
the FIAT 500. After initial test drives by renowned
car manufacturers, customer feedback under-
lines what had been the intention for developing
the unit: first priority had obviously been noise
and vibration control for the V-type two-cylinder
engine, which is kept extremely low by the
FEVcom (Full Engine Vibration Compensation)
system.
This range extender consists of a two-cylinder
V-type Otto engine with a vertical crankshaft and
two generators with gear drives. All components,
except for fuel tank and radiator, are mounted on
a ready-to-install support frame.
With a turnover of around EUR 2.3 billion, the
KSPG group is among the top 100 automotive
suppliers worldwide. The company has more
than 30 production locations in Europe, the
Americas, Japan, India and China, and employs
about 12,000 people in total. Within the Rhein-
metall group, KPSG AG is the leading company of
the group’s automotive division. This automotive
supplier, with its three divisions Hardparts, Me-
chatronics and Motorservice, has been active in
the global automotive market for more than 100
years.
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