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 applications. Earlier this year, the company unveiled a new electric independent suspension concept for high-mobility applications. AxleTech’s 5000 Series eISAS concept is designed to lower heat signatures and improve fuel savings.
California-based Thor Trucks recently announced a partnership with UPS to build and test two electric delivery trucks.
“Thor Tucks will benefit tremendously from AxleTech’s industry-leading powertrain expertise as we work to meet the market’s increasing demand for electrification,” said Thor Trucks COO Giordano Sordoni.
“Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly advancing at a global scale, and AxleTech’s technology has kept pace with this evolution,” said AxleTech CEO Bill Gryzenia. “Due to the market need for these solutions, we are proud to work alongside Thor Trucks to build the most advanced integrated powertrain components for driveline electrification.”