The mobility of tomorrow must function globally, be affordable and reliably emission-neutral. Equipped with this mandate, the OBRIST Group from Lustenau in Vorarlberg built ten prototype vehicles – among others for the Federal Ministry of Education & Science Germany. These vehicles are equipped with a HyperHybrid® Powertrain, whose actual CO2 emissions are negative! In figures, this means an incredible -24g CO2 per kilometer driven! This is made possible by a patented emissions-negative synthetic fuel called aFuel®, which is used exclusively to generate electricity for the battery.
HENN supports this technology with a total of 198 connectors in the vehicles.
Ten HC.Water connectors, together with four HC.Fluid P plastic connectors, provide cooling for the battery. In addition, two HC.Water are responsible for cooling the electronics in the front of the vehicle.
Two custom-made nozzles using the metal 3D printing process were installed to allow the cooling lines to be routed through the floor panel.
Here, HENN draws on technologies proven millions of times over (HC.Water, HC.Fluid P) from production vehicles (hybrid vehicles, battery-electric vehicles and classic vehicles) in combination with fast and precise manufacturing capabilities of metal 3D printed parts.
“The combination of connectors that are readily available and have been proven a million times over and HENN’s expertise and speed in prototyping and small series production are excellent prerequisites for the development of pioneering mobility solutions,” said Frank Obrist, founder and CEO of the OBRIST Group.
Martin Ohneberg, CEO and owner of HENN is enthusiastic and hopes that the HyperHybrid® solution can soon be applied in HENN’s corporate fleet.