Technology & Products / 16.05.2022
Technology & Products / 16.05.2022

HELLA receives major order for innovative Coolant Control Hub

  • As the first product of its kind, the Coolant Control Hub combines all necessary functions for efficient thermal management
  • Ideal distribution of thermal energy increases range of electric vehicles and reduces charging times; modular system approach reduces costs and number of components required
  • Subsystem to go into series production for the first time in 2024; initially, a leading international automobile manufacturer will be supplied

Lippstadt, 16 May 2022. The internationally positioned automotive supplier HELLA has received the first large-volume series order for its new Coolant Control Hub (CCH). The CCH developed by HELLA is an innovative subsystem that ensures particularly efficient thermal management in electric vehicles. Series production is expected to start in 2024 at HELLA's electronics plant in San José Iturbide, Mexico; initially a leading international automotive manufacturer will be supplied. The development is carried out in the international HELLA network, including Northville, USA, and the company's headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany.

"The future of mobility is electric and emission-free. According to current forecasts, the production figures for all-electric vehicles will increase around eightfold by 2030. In regards to new productions, electric cars will then have the largest market share of all powertrains," says Björn Twiehaus, Managing Director Electronics at HELLA. "We accompany our customers on this path with sophisticated product solutions. With the new Coolant Control Hub, we are expanding our portfolio with another essential key component for electromobility and offering our customers a powerful system approach that further improves thermal management in e-cars and thus enhances their performance."

As the first product of its kind, the CCH combines the cooling circuits for the battery, electric motor and vehicle interior, reducing the number of components in the overall system by up to 50 percent. Among other things, this also significantly reduces the costs of materials, logistics and assembly. At the same time, the CCH ensures optimal distribution of thermal energies in the vehicle, which increases the efficiency of the electric car and thus leads to shorter charging times and a longer range.

The CCH is based on a modular approach and integrates actuators and sensors, distribution systems, electronic circulation pumps, expansion tanks and heat exchangers as well as innovative valve solutions in one product. Here, HELLA contributes its leading market position in the field of pumps, sensors and actuators, as well as a distinct system know-how. The Coolant Control Hub is offered as a customized subsystem, that can be configured according to the respective customer specifications. In the case of the first order now acquired, for example, the focus was on functionalities for demand-oriented temperature control of the battery and the electric motor.
Daniel Morfeld
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