41st International Vienna Motor Symposium
The Multi Energy Platform of the Opel Corsa: Pure Electric, Gasoline or Diesel Propulsion
Dr. M. Alt, F. Gouzonnat, Dr. P. Ramminger, R. Matthé, L. K. Cloos, Opel Automobile GmbH, Rüsselsheim
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Electrification of the powertrain is a key technology to significantly reduce CO2 emissions in transportation. The electrical energy for it needs to come from renewable sources. In order to make it successful with the customers, we will make electro mobility accessible, easy and affordable. With those prerequisites, the electro mobility market will increase at a steep rate, starting from its currently low share. The degree of electrification ranges from 48 V mild hybrid systems up to high voltage plug-in hybrids, electrical all-wheel-drive systems and of course pure Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs). Usage and cost will be the major differentiators for electrification levels in the different market segments and regions. With the new generation of the Opel Corsa, we are offering pure electric drive as well as very refined and efficient internal combustion engines, both gasoline and diesel. By enabling different propulsion systems in the same vehicle, Opel is well prepared for a changing propulsion demand. Even though a steep increase in market share of battery electric vehicles is expected, there will be an internal combustion engine in the majority of vehicles in the near future. Hence, further development of the combustion engine does make sense both from an economical as well as from an ecological point of view. Yet the new Corsa-e marks another milestone of electric vehicle in the Opel product lineup. The flexibility of different propulsion systems is enabled by basing the new Corsa on the global multi-energy platform of Groupe PSA. It will make electric mobility more affordable for a wider customer range.
With a range of 337 km in WLTP, optimized road load for motorway driving and fast charging up to 100 kW peak, the new Corsa-e provides a perfect balance of battery size even for longer distance usage. Opel will be in the position to provide accessible and easy to use electro mobility in form of affordable fully electric and hybrid drivetrains on all Opel vehicles by 2025, fulfilling the needs of the customers and the requirements of society for the energy transition.