Continental is first to aftermarket with VDO Hybrid Battery Fans for popular hybrid vehicles. Key applications include the Ford C-Max and Fusion, Lexus CT 200h and ES 3000h, and Toyota Avalon, Camry, Prius, and Prius V models. These new direct replacement components were previously available as dealer only parts and are now offered for aftermarket service.
According to Christina Bergstrom, VDO Product Manager, “As more and more hybrid vehicles are produced, the population of aging hybrid vehicles is increasing. Over 95% of today’s hybrid vehicles rely on air cooled technology to keep the battery cells cool during operation. That’s why a battery cooling fan is so important to overall battery health. When working properly, it not only helps prevent overheating and drivability issues, but also prolongs battery service life.”
VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans restore the original battery cooling performance to the vehicle, which helps increases efficiency and provides better mileage. The fans are exact replacements for the original fan in vehicle specific fit, form, and function. Their OE design ensures ease of installation right out of the box and delivers quiet, dependable operation, and optimal service life. VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans also feature identical mounting locations and plug and play electrical connections for quick and easy installation.
Continental’s VDO electric motor category offers a variety of OE quality blower motors, engine cooling fan motors, and complete cooling fan assemblies. With VDO, every part number is application-specific to provide like new fit and performance. VDO electric motors are built in ISO/TS certified facilities and manufactured to the same quality standards as motors Continental supplies to automakers worldwide.
Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket is a leading aftermarket supplier of VDO OE-engineered aftermarket parts (www.usa.vdo.com) for HVAC and engine cooling, door systems, tire pressure monitoring systems, engine management, fuel systems and instrumentation, and ATE brake systems.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated preliminary sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 243,000 people in 60 countries.
Information management in and beyond the vehicle is at the very heart of the Interior division. The product portfolio for different types of vehicles includes: instrument clusters, multifunctional and head-up displays, control units, access control and tire-information systems, radios, infotainment systems, input devices, control panels, climate control units, software, cockpits as well as services and solutions for telematics and Intelligent Transportation Systems. The Interior division employs more than 43,000 people worldwide and generated sales of €9.3 billion in 2017.
Within the Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum, the Business Unit offers web based managed services, fleet management and tachograph solutions electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.
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