BAE Systems and Eaton collaborate on electric drive solutions for commercial trucks

UK-based aerospace company BAE Systems and power management company Eaton have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work on the development of an integrated EV system for the commercial truck market.

Eaton has recently partnered with Charge Enterprises to offer integrated charging infrastructure for fleets.

The companies will initially offer a solution for the medium-duty commercial truck platform market and already have a Class-7 pickup and delivery demonstration vehicle in development.

BAE Systems will integrate its power-dense electric motor and silicon carbide/gallium nitride power electronics suite with Eaton’s MD 4-speed EV transmission to provide an EV system for medium-duty vehicles.

“Our complementary strengths and industry knowledge in providing clean transportation solutions will address a need for new, clean technology options for the global truck market,” said Steve Trichka, VP and GM of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems.

Source: BAE Systems

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