Continental is putting more focus on the electric future of mobility. Within the mix of drive systems, Continental expects diverging dynamics. The market for high-voltage components and hybridization solutions, for example, is growing at a much faster pace than anticipated. This sharp rise in production is leading to an economically attractive business at an earlier stage than previously thought.
Combustion-only components, meanwhile, are set to offer only selective growth opportunities in the future, which has prompted Continental’s Powertrain division to reduce investment in the hydraulic components business.
The Powertrain division is already one of the few providers capable of supplying complete electrification systems from a single source. The portfolio includes efficient technologies for 48-volt electrification, electric motors and power electronics for hybrids and battery-powered all-electric vehicles, as well as those for fuel-cell vehicles, intelligent energy, and thermal management systems.