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BAE Systems to integrate Eaton’s HD 4-speed EV transmission into heavy-duty electric drive

UK-based defense and aerospace firm BAE Systems and US-based power management company Eaton are expanding their collaboration to include EV systems for heavy-duty trucks.

The companies will offer OEMs and commercial vehicle modifiers a flexible EV system for a range of platforms. BAE Systems will combine its electric motor and suite of power electronics with Eaton’s HD 4-speed EV transmission to provide a full heavy-duty EV system. Along with the existing MD-4 platform, the integrated systems are designed for medium- and heavy-duty applications, including pick-up and delivery trucks, school and transit buses, and material handling, refuse and regional haul trucks.

In 2023, the two companies signed an agreement to provide electric drive technology for the medium-duty truck market. The expanded collaboration now includes heavy-duty applications, offering manufacturers a complete line of electric drive systems for commercial trucks above 19 tons.

“By expanding our scope to include more vehicle ratings, our system ensures high performance and reliability across a wider range of classes and sizes,” said Mark Kramer, Business Unit Director, ePowertrain at Eaton’s Vehicle Group.

Source: BAE Systems


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