NSK Ltd. has developed new low friction Hub Unit Bearings*1 (HUBs) ideal for electric vehicles, hybrids, and new energy vehicles. The new bearings maintain the high reliability of conventional products despite offering lower friction. The lower friction of the new HUBs improves fuel economy (reduces energy consumption), contributing to longer travel range in EV and other vehicles. NSK is targeting 30 billion yen in sales by 2026.
*1: Hub Unit Bearings (HUBs) are unit components that integrate bearing and attachment structure. HUBs connect the wheels and vehicle body, and enable the wheels to turn freely and smoothly.