To meet the needs of a growing e-mobility market, ZF Aftermarket has expanded its TRW brake disc product range to include by parts for the Tesla Model S.
TRW branded brake discs for the Tesla Model S are manufactured using high carbon grey cast iron material (GG15 HC). This allows the discs to run cooler, meaning they are less likely to distort and suffer from NVH problems such as hot judder and brake squeal. Component noise reduction is an extremely important aspect of part development for electric vehicles as it significantly affects driver comfort.
The high carbon brake discs are black painted for increased corrosion resistance using TRW’s bespoke surface coating. Front axle discs are available now, while those for the rear axle are launched within months.
Richard Adgey, Head of Product Management, explains: “The driveline electrification can no longer be contained. To this end, ZF develops and delivers core components as well as entire systems for all vehicle types. ZF’s aftermarket division offers the technical innovations of the Group under its product brands, including TRW, for use in the aftermarket at an early stage.”