Environmentally friendly brake pads for EV-Hybrid vehicles – the latest innovative development from Bendix.
Australian innovator and technology leader in braking systems, Bendix, is launching a range of brake pads to meet the growing demand for EV and Hybrid vehicles in Australia. The new Bendix EV-Hybrid brake pads are cleaner and greener for the environment.
Made from organic materials for minimal environmental impact, the new EV-Hybrid brake pads have been specifically designed in the Bendix Ballarat R&D department. The new pads ensure a low environmental impact while ensuring low dust and noise levels. This new Bendix development ensures low particle emissions when braking resulting in cleaner wheels and longer disc brake rotor life.
The new brake pads have been specifically formulated for electric and hybrid vehicles, for quiet braking and low noise, with excellent vehicle range availability to be announced before years end.
The Bendix EV-Hybrid brake pads are made from copper-free organic brake friction materials and are certified to the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) ‘N’ rating. This rating confirms the Bendix EV-Hybrid brake pads contain less than 0.5 per cent of copper by weight and permits Bendix to use the AASA LeafMark™ ‘N’ icon. Certification as ‘N’ rated under the AASA LeafMark™ backs Bendix’s commitment to copper-free brake pads, to minimise environmental impact.
“The AASA LeafMark™ represents one of the highest global environmental standards for brake friction manufacturers and the Bendix EV Hybrid material has been tested and accredited by an independent, third-party lab and certified to meet this high standard. Bendix has decided to go down this path to further advance its corporate environmental credentials as an environmentally industry conscious company,” said Bendix Product Manager Ian Campbell.
“The brake pads packaging come in FSC™ Certified (FSC™ C129869). Packaging with FSC™ Mix Certified Ameans at least 70 per cent of this packaging comes from FSC™ certified or recycled material, while 30 per cent is made from controlled wood. This is also helping to minimise impact to the environment, and is 100 per cent kerbside recyclable,” said Ian Campbell.
A further advantage of the newly developed EV-Hybrid brake pads is that they incorporate the Bendix Green Titanium Stripe for instant friction without the need for bedding in the brakes on installation, saving both time and money for both the installer and the customer.
For more information free call the Bendix Brake Advice Centre on 1800 819 666 or +61 3 5327 0211 from overseas (8am-5pm Monday to Friday EST), e-mail them at: [email protected] or visit www.bendix.com.au