Continental has added what it calls the first hybrid battery fans for popular hybrid vehicles to the aftermarket.
The replacement components – of which coverage includes Ford C-Max and Fusion, Lexus CT 200h and ES 3000h, and Toyota Avalon, Camry, Prius, and Prius V models – were only available as dealer-only parts but are not available to the aftermarket.
VDO Hybrid Battery Cooling Fans restore the original battery cooling performance to the vehicle, which helps increases efficiency and provides better mileage. The fans are exact replacements for the original fan in vehicle specific fit, form, and function. The fans also feature identical mounting locations and plug and play electrical connections for quick and easy installation.
“As more and more hybrid vehicles are produced, the population of ageing hybrid vehicles is increasing. Over 95 per cent of today’s hybrid vehicles rely on air cooled technology to keep the battery cells cool during operation,” said Christina Bergstrom, VDO product manager. “That’s why a battery cooling fan is so important to overall battery health. When working properly, it not only helps prevent overheating and drivability issues, but also prolongs battery service life.”