UFI Filters partners Chinese EV maker

UFI Filters has been pioneering products in thermal management since 2010 and is now one of the industry leaders in an area of high growth.

Testimony of this is the latest project awarded by NIO to the UFI Group for the e-axle cooler of a new upcoming Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV).

The e-axle is a core part of BEVs. It works by integrating an e-motor, transmission and power electronics into a compact, modular package that sits between a vehicle’s wheels.

As a key element of a BEV, it is essential that the e-axle operates within an optimal range of temperature. UFI Filters technology in water-cooled vacuum brazed aluminium, plays a key role in maintaining the best thermal conditions.

Founded in 2014, NIO Inc. is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shanghai, specialising in designing and developing electric vehicles. Its product portfolio consists of a six- and seven-seater electric SUVs, and an electric saloon.

Rinaldo Facchini, CEO UFI Filters Group, commented: “Being chosen by one of the leading manufacturers of smart electric vehicles makes us particularly proud. This demonstrates we are paving the way towards 360° mobility.

“Starting with our know-how gained from the traditional engine, we have been able to develop technologies for vehicles powered by new energies, all thanks to the reactivity and industrial footprint of our Group.

“The new thermal management business unit and dedicated production sites are therefore able to meet the growing demand for alternative technological innovations.”