Now series-ready: The new BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0

Shanghai/Paderborn, April 17, 2019. BENTELER is presenting its new Electric Drive System 2.0 at the Shanghai Auto Show. This platform solution for electric vehicles is now series-ready. It has evolved from the first rolling chassis prototype which had its world premiere in Shanghai in 2017. The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is a showcase for the company´s entire engineering and metal-processing competence: from components and modules for chassis, body-in-white and engine & exhaust applications to modular e-mobility system solutions.

A proven, adjustable and scalable design
The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 has a proven design. This means that the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is now ready for immediate implementation for our customers. Because it now includes tested and validated crash management and tuned axle systems for high driving comfort and handling. All interfaces to the car body are optimally defined. BENTELER is offering entire system engineering and program management from concept to start of production (SOP). The company supports its customers in contracted manufacturing or with a license for in-house production. The industrialization concept is designed for cost-efficient production.
The BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is weight-optimized, adjustable to any customer requirement and scalable for numerous vehicle segments. It is specially designed for e-mobility and integrates several functions which can be ordered as a complete solution or as individual modules:

  • - integrated crash management
  • - flexible and scalable battery storage system
  • - electrified chassis solutions
  • - e-motor integration for 2WD or 4WD
  • - thermal management solutions for electronic components, and
  • - wireless and inductive charging.


In cooperation with a globally well-known technology company, BENTELER has recently proven the platform functionality and performance in real conditions. The platform has been connected to a car body and has been driving on roads.

Car manufacturers save development time
Ralf Göttel, Chairman of the Executive Board of BENTELER International AG says:

“Our customers compete in a highly dynamic, turbulent business environment. While they tackle the challenges of the changing automotive markets, we simplify their business, offering platform solutions. Delivered in time, in quality, in cost. Our BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 is the showcase for our entire vehicle competence. It saves our customers several years of development time and supports fast growth acceleration.”

China is the most important market for e-mobility
Marco Kollmeier, Vice President Business Unit Electro-Mobility at BENTELER Automotive says:

“Electrification in the automotive industry is continuously progressing, driven by megatrends like sustainability, emission reductions as well as mobility requirements. In this context, car manufacturers are increasingly seeking pre-validated system solutions that offer an easy and reliable way to build a new electric vehicle from scratch – one such solution being the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0.”

He further explains: “In China the market for electric vehicles is growing even more strongly than in Europe and the US. This is why we are presenting the BENTELER Electric Drive System 2.0 here at the Shanghai Auto Show. It is the perfect place for us to present our tailor-made e-mobility solutions to our customers.”

The Shanghai Auto Show 2019 takes place from April 16 to 25. It is one of the major car exhibitions in China. The BENTELER booth is located in hall 6.2H, booth 6BE121.