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Danfoss Editron to power electric trucks for reborn Brazilian manufacturer FNM

Danfoss Editron has been selected as the official supplier for drivetrain systems that will power fully-electric trucks manufactured by Fábrica Nacional de Mobilidades (FNM) in Brazil.

Founded in 1942, FNM was Brazil’s first truck manufacturer. The company was privatized in 1968 by the government, before being bought by Fiat, which held the company until 1988. Now reborn in the spirit of commercial vehicle electrification, FNM has established a dedicated EV business focused on zero-emission trucks and buses.

Danfoss Editron is providing the electric drivetrains to power the FNM 832 and FNM 833 models for commercial fleets. The FNM 832 is a Class 6 truck with a capacity of up to 14 tons, while the FNM 833 is a Class 8 model with an 18-ton capacity. Both trucks will feature lithium-ion batteries supplied by Octillion Power Systems. These batteries will offer an operational range of up to 300 km, enabling them to make urban deliveries across Brazil.

Capable of generating 335 horsepower, Danfoss Editron’s electric drivetrain systems feature a 250 kW motor with an Eaton multi-speed transmission and Octillion 650-volt battery. 

Danfoss Director Adrian Schaffer said, “We have been working closely with the FNM team for several years. Now that FNM has put together an effective and efficient demonstration program we are ready to roll out a production-intent fleet. We see the Brazilian market as essential to the fleet operators and citizens of Brazil, as well as a gateway to the rest of South America for commercial EVs.”

Celso Santos, Chief Industrial Officer of FNM, commented, “FNM smart trucks use state-of-the-art technologies, including a tablet that is connected to an operational IT center and the client’s logistics systems. This will enable e-monitoring and innovative video-telematic solutions, such as an anti-collision camera system with artificial intelligence and alert systems for driving maneuvers like changing lanes. We will also be using niobium in nearly all the key components of these trucks, such as the chassis, brakes, suspension and wheels, to reduce weight and increase strength, performance and endurance.”

Source: Danfoss

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