In response to demand for materials that make vehicles lighter, quieter and more fuel-efficient in automotives, Autoneum has added effective noise and heat protection components for electric vehicles with Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ to its portfolio.
AThe Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ line includes materials for carpet systems, inner dashes and floor insulators. This innovative technology is based on a novel fibrous material that acts as an insulator or absorber depending on its stiffness, thus ensuring optimum noise protection. Its respective acoustic insulation or absorption capacity can be defined as required by means of computer-controlled 3D simulations developed in-house. Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ parts are also very effective thermal insulators and shield the passenger cabin from cooling and heating, thereby reducing the amount of energy needed for air conditioning. They are therefore predestined for use in electric vehicles whose batteries typically use 20% of charge for temperature regulation. Additionally, the stiffness of lightweight carpet systems, inner dashes and floor insulators made of Hybrid-Acoustics ECO+ makes them easier to handle and mount into vehicles.