The Benteler Electric Drive System gains traction
by Hans Diederichs
Benteler presented its Electric Drive System 2.0 to a broad audience for the first time in April 2019 at Auto Shanghai. Since then, it has gained traction. For the implementation of its rolling chassis, Benteler has now started to collaborate with renowned manufacturers. This follows the company’s recently announced strategy to increase its focus on the core business. Ralf Göttel, CEO Benteler Group: “We are consistently implementing our 2025 corporate strategy, further developing our core business and complementing it with solutions for electromobility. By doing so, we develop tailored solutions for our customers to succeed in a highly competitive environment. The cooperation is another important step in this direction.”
Cooperation with Automobili Pininfarina
Yesterday, Benteler announced the strategic collaboration with Automobili Pininfarina, a premium sports car manufacturer. The collaboration includes the development of a platform for electric vehicles. The first model developed by Automobili Pininfarina based on the Benteler Electric Drive System will be an electric SUV. It is expected to be launched in 2022.
Michael Porsche, CEO of Automobili Pininfarina, explains: “We chose Benteler because it is a leading global partner for the automotive industry. With Benteler, we integrate strong competence when it comes to chassis and body-in-white, together with extensive know-how in the field of electric mobility. We are convinced that through the collaboration with Benteler, we can bring to market a genuinely innovative, performance electric vehicle platform that will accelerate the adoption of emission-free motoring. We are excited to be working with Benteler in assessing the potential of a platform for a range of true performance electric cars.”
Source and photo: Benteler International