Creating tomorrow’s sustainable mobility

We provide a plug-in hybrid electric powertrain solution that boasts maximum energy effiency and unmatched compactness and pricing - thanks to a smart and simple design that incorporates multitude of functions.

Components

 LEADING INNOVATIONS

Smart and simple components. Reduced to the essentials. Designed to last.

Zero Vibration Generator

THE ZERO VIBRATION ENGINE

The Zero Vibration Generator is a generator-integrated combustion engine boasting best-in-class efficiency and packaging. Its ultra-compact design is reduced to the essentials. This goes hand-in-hand with a lightweight construction and low assembly and maintenance costs. To overcome the vibration challenges of a two-cylinder engine, a novel twin crankshaft configuration was selected. Contra-rotating crankshafts allow for optimized mass balancing. With its engine characteristics, the Zero Vibration Generator is an ideal power source for electrifying vehicles.
It is perfect for powering a series hybrid vehicle.

Zero Vibration Generator 40kWe front side

Zero Vibration Generator: Baseline 40kWe

Zero Vibration Generator 40kWe inside view, main drive

Zero Vibration Generator: Baseline 40kWe - Main Drive

Contra-rotating crankshafts and generators

Contra-rotating crankshafts and generators

Zero Vibration Generator 40kWe housing

Zero Vibration Generator: Baseline 40kWe - Acoustic & Thermal Insulation

Zero Vibration Generator 85kWe front side

Zero Vibration Generator: High Power 85kWe

Zero Vibration Generator 85kWe back side

Zero Vibration Generator: High Power 85kWe - back side

Zero Vibration Generator 85kWe housing

Zero Vibration Generator: High Power 85kWe - Acoustic & Thermal Insulation

Key Facts

  • Symmetrical Generator and Main Drive Position
  • Contra-rotating Crankshafts (balancing of 1st order)
  • Double Speed Contra-rotating Generators (balancing of 2nd order)
  • Full Load Operation at λ=1: (lowest cost for emission aftertreatment)
  • Lowest NOx and PM Issues (due to simple intake manifold fuel injection)
  • Capability (to fulfill more stringent future emission regulations)

Superior NVH Behavior

Special emphasis was placed on noise and vibration reduction during the design phase of the Zero Vibration Generator.

To overcome the vibration challenges of a two-cylinder engine, a novel twin crankshaft configuration was selected. Contra-rotating crankshafts allow for optimized mass balancing. Generator and engine noise is also reduced thanks to the combined acoustic and thermal insulation. This insulation allows the thermal management system to use the engine as a heat source when temperatures are at their lowest.

Application

With its engine characteristics, the Zero Vibration Generator is an ideal power source for electrifying vehicles. It is perfect for powering a series hybrid vehicle.

Due to its compactness and design features, the engine’s mounting position can be arbitrarily selected, providing automotive engineers with unprecedented freedom in hybrid powertrain packaging.

Technical data

  • Generator Power 40kWe Baseline (85kWe high-power version)
  • Engine Displacement of 999ccm (multi-fuel calibration)
  • Four Stroke Two-Cylinder Engine (naturally aspirated)
  • SFC_DC: 258g/kWh
  • Engine Weight: 95kg (without fluids)
  • Compact Design (677 x 498 x 188 mm)

Li-Ion Battery

MORE ENERGY – LESS WEIGHT

OBRIST Powertrain batteries for PHEV and BEV applications are designed to fulfill customer expectations mostly related to increased specific energy and reduced costs. The most significant factors are the low costs and flexible battery pack design using cylindrical or pouch cells. Our module aluminum housing works as a temperature heat sink, eliminating internal heat exchangers. In addition, the whole system was designed with a strong focus on excellent component integration to reduce complexity and material costs. The battery architecture has been tailored to automated production to achieve an extra level of reliability.

Li-Ion Battery - Vacuum Fixation Technology

Li-Ion Battery - Vacuum Fixation Technology

Vacuum Fixation Technology

Vacuum Fixation Technology

Battery Management System (BMS)

Battery Management System (BMS)

Standardized Battery Module

Standardized Battery Module

100s16p Cell Arrangement

100s16p Cell Arrangement

Key Facts

  • Energy: 17.3kWh (100s16p)
  • Nominal voltage: 360VDC (420V-240V)
  • Continuous charge power: 26kW
  • Continuous discharge power: 110kW (200kW pulse)
  • Battery Dimensions: 1017 x 359 x 166mm
  • Battery Weight: 98kg
  • Module energy densities: 203Wh/kg, 446Wh/l

Vacuum Fixation Technology

View some additional details on our new Li-Ion Battery with Vacuum Fixation Technology!

More Energy - Less Weight

The 17.3kWh PHEV module comes with a specific energy density level of 203Wh/kg and 110kW continuous discharge power. When adapting this module for BEV applications, the specific energy density reaches 224Wh/kg with cylindrical cells or 231Wh/kg with pouch cells.

Cost Reduction

The most significant factors are the low costs and flexible battery pack design using cylindrical or pouch cells. Our module aluminum housing works as a temperature heat sink, eliminating internal heat exchangers. In addition, the whole system was designed with a strong focus on excellent component integration to reduce complexity and material costs. The battery architecture has been tailored to automated production to achieve an extra level of reliability.

Design Features

  • Revolutionary Vacuum Fixation Technology that leads to:
    • low weight with extreme specific energy density values
    • low cost and flexible battery pack design (cylindrical or pouch cells)
    • efficient air cooling system
    • fewer battery pack parts for improved cost and reliability
    • improved battery pack safety due to rigid construction
    • rugged design for challenging environments (IP69k certification)
  • Thermal insulation for independence from ambient conditions (extends service life)
  • Battery Management System with wireless voltage sensing (improved reliability)
  • Can be designed from low (48VDC) to high voltage (1200VDC)
  • Universal battery that can be customized per customer demand (modular design)
  • Module aluminum housing works as a temperature sink, eliminating internal heat exchangers

Vehicle Control Unit

UNMATCHED DRIVING EXPERIENCE

The HyperHybrid control system contains an electronic vehicle control unit and dedicated control algorithms embedded into its software. The control unit is connected to all relevant components of the powertrain and of the vehicle. Due to the central high speed signal processing and the smart distribution of computational power between the peripheral control units, the driving and on-ride charging modes of the vehicle can rapidly be adjusted to achieve maximum efficiency. The architecture and interfaces of the HyperHybrid control unit and of the single components are designed for rapid implementation in established car lines and for the integration of control units from other suppliers.

Vehicle Control Unit

Vehicle Control Unit

Design Features

  • Dedicated Control Algorithms (embedded into its software)
  • Central High Speed Signal Processing
  • Smart Distribution of Computational Power
  • Proprietary Control Units (for the generator-engine unit, the batteries and the thermal management)
  • Decentralized Control Units (communicate directly to the controller via the CAN bus systems)

Application

The HyperHybrid control system is designed for several beneficial control features that provide automotive engineers with the toolbox to develop hybrid vehicles for an unmatched driving experience.

The architecture and interfaces of the HyperHybrid control unit and of the single components are designed for rapid implementation in established car lines.

CO2 Emission: 33g/km

NEDC - ECE101 Fuel Consumption

NEDC Fuel Consumption Results (Sustain Battery Charge): 4,75l/100km
NEDC ECE101 Battery Range: 58km
Vehicle: Geely Emgrand EC7 - Powertrain: HyperHybrid

>150 Internationally Active Patents

Intellectual Property: OBRIST Group

These patents include vehicle concepts for a new car generation. 
More than 20 patents granted regarding the combustion engine and the battery. 

Real-Life Test Drive: 2.93L/100km

Plus 6.6 kWh Power

Hamburg - Independent Test: Autobild Nr. 14 - 7.4.2017
Road Course: 150km Highway, City, Country
Consumption Values after 1 Full Round Course

Research and Development

Projects with the FFG: The Austrian Research Promotion Agency

Realization of industrial research and development projects regarding the mobility of the future.