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Meritor to acquire AxleTech for $175 million

Automobile component manufacturer Meritor will acquire drivetrain company AxleTech for $175 million in an effort to expand its off-highway, defense, and aftermarket segments. AxelTech’s offerings include a line of independent suspensions, axles, braking solutions, and drivetrain components. The company recently launched a new line of electric powertrain systems for off-highway applications. Jay Craig, Meritor’s CEO… Read more »

AxleTech launches new line of electric powertrain systems

AxleTech is exhibiting a new line of electric powertrain systems for off-highway applications at the Bauma construction machinery trade show in Munich. AxleTech’s new AFE Series eAxle integrates interchangeable water-glycol cooled motors and a single-, 2-, or 4-speed gearbox. The eAxle also includes the company’s new modular eCarrier system. The AFE Series eAxle is compatible… Read more »

AxleTech and Thor Trucks to develop heavy-duty e-powertrain system

Specialty powertrain manufacturer AxleTech is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system in partnership with Thor Trucks. The companies plan to integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. AxleTech provides integrated solutions for on-highway EVs, including Class 6, 7, and 8 trucks, as well as for transit… Read more »

Between the wheels: AxleTech goes electric

Can a company that’s 100 years old be called a startup? Mary Petrovich, Executive Chairman of AxleTech, certainly thinks so. AxleTech was founded in 1919 as Wisconsin Custom Built Axles, and has seen a century’s worth of sales, acquisitions, and rebrandings since then. Petrovich herself brought AxleTech back from the brink of failure not once,… Read more »

AxleTech and TM4 partner to produce fully integrated electric axles

AxleTech International has announced a partnership with motor manufacturer TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. As part of AxleTech’s Electric Drivetrain Systems product line, the company is developing e-axles with multiple-speed gearboxes that are integrated with electric motors. These integrated drivetrain systems are designed to be compact, light, quiet, and easy… Read more »

Wrightspeed partners with AxleTech to meet demand for heavy-duty vehicles

Business is picking up for Wrightspeed, the manufacturer of plug-in powertrains for heavy-duty vehicles headed by Tesla founder Ian Wright. The company is expanding its supply chain team, bringing on experts with experience at Tesla, Ford, Cummins, and others, and scaling up operations to meet demand from customers such as New Zealand bus operator NZB… Read more »

Read past issues of Charged – Electric Vehicles Magazine

< Newer Issues Issue 40 – November/December 2018 Featuring: Churning out EVs: TDK has built a fully automated manufacturing line for its DC link capacitors Top circuit protection considerations for DC fast chargers, a new class of high-voltage consumer electronics Audi joins the class of 2019 with the e-tron PlugStar aims to break the EV… Read more »

Wiggins Lift releases high-capacity electric forklift

Forklift manufacturer Wiggins Lift unveiled a fully electric industrial forklift, Yard eBull, at the recent Breakbulk Americas Show in Houston. The Yard eBull has a 30,000 to 70,000 lb capacity and is commercially available with a six-month lead time. Wiggins says the Yard eBull achieves higher capacities than other electric lifts by using high-voltage lithium-ion… Read more »