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 with full battery EVs and fuel cell range extender EVs, according to AxleTech. It is built to handle 100 percent regenerative breaking and has motor continuous power of 268 hp (200 kW) and peak motor power of 389 hp (290 kW).
AxleTech CEO Bill Gryzenia said, “The commercial vehicle industry is becoming electric faster than any other, and AxleTech is proud to lead the electrification of powertrains with this off-highway and specialty vehicle series solution. The AFE Series eAxle is designed to withstand the heavy loads, extreme demands, and potential rough terrains that vehicles such as rail car movers, lift trucks, terminal tractors, and dump trucks encounter. This is the first of several electric powertrain solutions we are launching for the commercial vehicle industry.”