Most people think cars with features like the ones described above are good, but also very expensive. Not if a system like the eAMT goes into volume production in the future. eAMT is short for electrified Automated Manual Transmission and that is exactly what it is. Recently, ZF introduced a prototype vehicle equipped with the eAMT to customers and journalists: “It demonstrates that a full-featured plug-in hybrid drive along with comfortable automated gear shifting can be installed relatively easily in inexpensive vehicles,” explains Norman Schmidt-Winkel. “In addition, eAMT increases flexibility for vehicle manufacturers. It can be installed in existing front-transverse platforms and in both conventional and electrified drives,” adds Schmidt-Winkel, a function developer in Electric Traction Drive Business Unit at ZF, as he lists further advantages.