New forma of vehicle maker - supplier interdependence?: the case of electric motor development of heavy hybrid vehicles
2012 (English)In: The greening of the automotive industry / [ed] Giuseppe Calabrese, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 185-204 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
The aim of this chapter is to outline the key issues for heavy vehicle manufacturers in their collaboration with suppliers of electric motors. The information was collected via an in-depth study of the hybrid product development conducted by two heavy-vehicle manufacturers with their respective electric motor suppliers: Scania–Voith and Volvo Trucks– Kollmorgen. The two vehicle manufacturers used different types of electric motor for their hybrid powertrains. They also chose different types of architecture for their hybrid vehicles. By analysing the similarities and differences in these two collaborations, the chapter will demonstrate some of the key challenges involved.
The next section presents the hybrid development processes at Volvo and Scania, and the following two sections deal with the technological dynamics of electric drive systems and the development of the electric motors used in Volvo Trucks’ and Scania’s heavy hybrid electric vehicles. A comparative analysis of hybrid development and supplier collaboration conducted by Volvo Trucks and Scania follows. The final section provides conclusions on how new product development (NPD) collaborations are organized and a discussion on lessons learnt from the study.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. 185-204 p.
Automobile industry and trade -- Environmental aspects, Automobile industry and trade -- Technological innovations.
Bilindustri -- miljöaspekter
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79941ISBN: 978-0-230-36909-2ISBN: 0-230-36909-XOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-79941DiVA: diva2:544739