Continental’s Green Caliper brake caliper is intended for use in electric vehicles.
When we talk about a transformation in the automotive sector towards full electrification, it is not only the automotive brands that are affected, but also their component suppliers.
It is not the first time we have seen how some tyre manufacturers have launched specific tyres for electric cars, which maximise the performance of the vehicle.
Today we bring you another example, in this case of a brake caliper developed by Continental and named the Green Caliper.
The main feature of this Continental brake caliper is that it has been developed specifically for electric cars, the result of which is to increase the range of the vehicle in question.
This is how Continental’s Green Caliper works and these are its features
The well-known German manufacturer Continental wanted to do its bit and develop a brake caliper that maximises the performance of electric vehicles.
The Green Caliper has been developed to increase the vehicle’s autonomy and to adapt the type of braking of electric cars, which differ from combustion cars by providing the option of regenerative braking generated by the electric motor itself.
Continental’s Green Caliper brake caliper achieves these goals by developing a more compact, lighter caliper and residual braking torque.
According to the brand, these calipers can save up to 2 kg of weight per wheel and up to 3 kg per brake disc.
This considerable weight reduction is achieved in part through the use of a smaller and thinner brake pad, as this component wears much less and more slowly in an electric car.
To give you an idea, more than 80% of braking in an electric car is done by the regenerative braking of the motor, the use of the traditional brake being relegated in most cases to very specific cases.
However, Continental claims that despite this, the brake calipers and discs have been developed to provide excellent performance in the event that the brakes need to be applied, which in electric cars tends to occur at critical moments.
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