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Kenworth and Meritor partner on electric powertrains

Truck maker Kenworth will partner with Meritor on the development of an electric powertrain for Class 8 Kenworth T680E EVs. Offering an operating range of between 100 and 150 miles, the vehicle will be a short-hood day cab in 4×2- and 6×2-axle configurations, as well as a 6×4-axle straight truck. Kenworth General Manager Kevin Baney… Read more »

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 »

Meritor hopes to put 130 heavy-duty electric trucks on the road by 2020

Auto parts manufacturer Meritor has announced it has 22 electrification programs with OEMs, and expects to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road by the end of 2020. Among the 130 commercial vehicles, 60 received funding from the California Air Resources Board as part of a broader effort… Read more »

Meritor selects UQM as a supplier for its 14Xe axle system for commercial vehicles

Michigan-based Meritor, a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles, has chosen motor maker UQM Technologies as a strategic supplier for its 14Xe electric axle system for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market. Meritor and UQM have worked together for over a year to develop this new technology, which includes… Read more »

UQM and Meritor to develop new electric axle systems for commercial vehicles

Motor maker UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM) and Michigan-based Meritor have signed a 30-month development agreement for E-axle technology. Meritor will develop integrated axle components, which will be combined with UQM’s motor and inverter technology and hardware to create a new product called the Meritor and UQM Electric Axle System for the medium- and heavy-duty… Read more »

Volta Trucks details upcoming US launch of its Class 7 electric truck

Volta Trucks plans to introduce its electric commercial vehicles into North America, beginning in 2023 with a Volta Zero Class 7 truck (equivalent to the company’s existing European 16-ton truck) with a dry or refrigerated cargo box. The Volta Zero is a purpose-built electric medium-duty truck specifically designed for urban logistics. It uses a compact… Read more »

Volta Trucks conducts real-world trials of prototype Volta Zero

Commercial vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has begun engineering evaluation and development testing of the first prototype Volta Zero at automotive engineering consultancy HORIBA MIRA in Nuneaton, UK. Affectionately named Volta Minus One by development engineers, the prototype uses the proposed production-spec chassis frame and drivetrain of the finished vehicle, and will be used to test… Read more »

Danfoss joins consortium developing next-generation electric powertrain

Danfoss Editron, Meritor and Electra Commercial Vehicles have formed a partnership to develop an electric powertrain consisting of a Danfoss motor and silicon carbide inverter, together with Meritor’s transmission, differential and brakes. Meritor will integrate all of the components into a single unit that can be installed in an existing chassis with little to no… Read more »

Wuzhoulong’s Chinese e-bus uses UQM drive system

Shenzhen Wuzhoulong Motors has unveiled a 12-meter bus for the China market, powered by an electric drive system from UQM Technologies (NYSE MKT: UQM). UQM’s PowerPhase DT HD250 propulsion system includes a 2-speed Eaton transmission and delivers peak power of 250 kW and torque of 3050 Nm. Wuzhoulong has delivered nearly 3,000 new energy buses,… Read more »