Leading high-performance braking developer Brembo has been awarded at the Innovation Gallery at Motortec for its Beyond EV Kit. The new range, which is fully dedicated to electric vehicles, was unveiled yesterday at Motortec in Madrid.
The Brembo Beyond EV Kit includes a new EV disc and EV pad range, tailor-made for the most popular electric cars on the market. The new components are quieter and more resistant to oxidation and therefore last longer, according to Brembo – advantages that all contribute to sustainability. A double-protective treatment helps to prevent corrosion of the entire kit and adds brilliance and appealing aesthetics to the discs, the company says. In addition, a special copper-free friction material with a galvanized backing plate reduces both dust and road noise when braking, says Brembo.
Safety and durability were central to the design of this new braking solution, Brembo says. Electric cars use regenerative braking in addition to traditional dissipative braking, resulting in reduced use of friction brakes. Over time, this can result in the formation of rust on brake system components that are not used, eroding the safety of the brake system, and increasing maintenance costs. Brembo’s goal was to create a brake kit that was quiet and resistant to corrosion, but which also minimized residual drag. The latest range of Brembo EV pads and EV discs meets these needs, transferring many of the technological innovations, materials and treatments introduced by the company for the OE Market.
The Brembo Beyond EV Kit will be available from May 2022 onward in the EMEA and APAC regions, followed by the rest of the world in dedicated kit solutions that will include coated discs and a special copper-free friction material with galvanized backing plates.