Michigan-based Meritor, a supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicles, has chosen motor maker UQM Technologies as a strategic supplier for its 14Xe electric axle system for the medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicle market.
Meritor and UQM have worked together for over a year to develop this new technology, which includes integrated mechanical drivetrain components from Meritor and an electric motor, controls and software from UQM. Meritor has begun trials with key customers, and production is expected to begin in 2019.
“It has been a long and rewarding process to unveil this electric axle, and we are looking forward to the ongoing development of this long-term relationship in support of Meritor’s 14Xe axle strategy,” said Joe Mitchell, CEO of UQM. “This announcement falls in line with UQM’s overarching strategy of focusing on design and development and serving the market with a proven Tier 1 OEM.”
Source: UQM Technologies