Hyliion selects FEV as partner for Class 8 electric truck development

FEV has announced a long-term agreement with Hyliion to support design, development, integration and validation of its Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications. FEV will also develop the controls strategy for the propulsion system and provide vehicle integration for OEM driver-assistance features, controls and driver interfaces. 

Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX powertrain combines a renewable natural gas (RNG) on-board generator with a series of lightweight batteries to power an electrified drivetrain. 

Patrick Sexton, CTO at Hyliion said, “The ERX powertrain has similar range and faster acceleration than a comparable diesel solution, while providing a significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefit.”

Source: FEV