PARIS – TRW Electric Blue won the Innovation Award in the category “Parts, Vehicle Equipment and Spare Parts” at the international Equip Auto fair. The brake pad, specifically for electric and hybrid vehicles, was introduced in September 2018 by ZF Aftermarket.
The TRW Electric Blue program has been expanded to cover some 92 percent of the hybrid and 97 percent the electric cars available in Europe.
ZF’s innovative ability was honored with the Equip Auto International Innovation Award and the TRW Electric Blue portfolio for the growing electric and hybrid vehicle market was particularly awarded.
The electrification of the driveline is an important lever for ZF to contribute to the reduction of CO₂ emissions in road traffic. The technology group offers hybrid modules, plug-in hybrid transmissions, and electric drives for electric vehicles, including power electronics and system integration.
World’s first aftermarket brake pad for electric and hybrid vehicles
ZF’s Aftermarket Division is involved at an early stage in the development of the automotive technology of the future. It allows the forward-looking development and implementation of new solutions for products and services in the aftermarket. This includes the world’s first brake pad for electric and hybrid vehicles, which helps to noticeably reduce noise and vibrations during braking, as well as brake dust emissions.
The product’s high level of innovation is also coupled with demand-oriented service quality: TRW Electric Blue brake pads are supplied with the appropriate accessories to guarantee a quick fit.
“The innovation award for the TRW Electric Blue brake pad is an excellent confirmation of our role as an active designer of the Next Generation Aftermarket,” explained Helmut Ernst, Head of ZF Aftermarket: “We are very pleased to be able to offer our partners this innovative product for almost all electric and hybrid vehicles in Europe – from Tesla and Nissan Leaf to Toyota Prius.”