Wheely Good Idea: Continental Tire’s New Wheel Concept For EVs

By Matthew Guy Continental Tire has developed its “New Wheel Concept” to optimize braking performance in electric vehicles.
Comprised of two aluminum parts, the concept utilizes a carrier star, which remains permanently bolted to the wheel hub, and the rim well, which is bolted to the star.
Unusually, the wheel brake is fastened to the axle’s wheel carrier and engages from the inside with an annular aluminum brake disc. This in turn is bolted to the carrier star. The internal brake permits a wide braking surface, since the space available in the wheel is optimally utilized. The larger braking surface provides a better friction radius,

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