Posts Tagged: TM4

AxleTech and TM4 partner to produce fully integrated electric axles

AxleTech International has announced a partnership with motor manufacturer TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles. As part of AxleTech’s Electric Drivetrain Systems product line, the company is developing e-axles with multiple-speed gearboxes that are integrated with electric motors. These integrated drivetrain systems are designed to be compact, light, quiet, and easy… Read more »

TM4’s new bidirectional charger-inverter

Motor and power electronics manufacturer TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, has launched a new bidirectional charger-inverter. TM4’s BCI20 functions as both battery charger and inverter for use in a variety of electric and hybrid vehicle applications. It is designed to use the full current range from the AC mains as defined in SAE J1772 for… Read more »

Workhorse orders 500 more electric powertrain systems from TM4

Powertrain provider TM4, a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, has received a new purchase order from Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) for 500 SUMO MD powertrain systems, following last year’s order of 150 systems. Workhorse will install the powertrains in its E-GEN and E-100 delivery trucks, destined for such customers as UPS and FedEx Express. The Workhorse E-100… Read more »

TM4 and Cummins partner to develop plug-in hybrid powertrain for e-buses

Hydro-Québec subsidiary TM4 has joined with motor-maker Cummins to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for Class 7/8 transit buses. TM4 equipped 5,000 buses in China with its electric powertrain last year. The new system consists of a genset (Cummins’ Euro 2019 B4.5 engine coupled with TM4’s LSG130 electric generator), a TM4 SUMO electric motor, a… Read more »

ADOMANI to sell Lion Bus electric school buses in Western US states

California-based ADOMANI and Quebec-based bus manufacturer Lion Bus have announced a new dealership relationship. ADOMANI will be the exclusive dealer of electric eLion buses in the states of Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington. The eLion TM4 electric motor provides equal power to the equivalent legacy diesel, and delivers a range of 50, 75… Read more »

More motor options: TM4 launches new powertrain products with increased torque and speed ranges

TM4 designs electric powertrains for the most demanding vehicle platforms and duty cycles on the road. Formed as a subsidiary of the public utility Hydro-Québec, the company sells its motor and control products to manufacturers of heavy-duty trucks and buses around the world. In June, TM4 will release an update to its SUMO product line… Read more »

Québec government provides funding for new electric drivetrain project

The Canadian province of Québec has taken a forward-looking stance on EVs – electric utility Hydro­Québec is deploying public fast charging stations, and the provincial government has funded the development of an electric school bus and research into V2G technology. Now Québec Premier Philippe Couillard has announced that the province will make 16 million Canadian… Read more »

TM4’s external rotor motor technology powers first electric bus in China

A new 18-meter battery-electric bus is now plying the streets of Beijing. The Foton Harmony City BJ6180 carries up to 143 passengers, and features a lightweight monocoque structure with low-floor access. The bus’s SUMO HD powertrain, built by TM4 Inc., is designed to interface with standard rear differentials with no need for an intermediate gearbox…. Read more »

TM4 introduces auxiliary power supply for EV accessories with CAN-based interface

TM4, a subsidiary of public utility Hydro-Québec, is active in the development of EV motors and power systems. Its latest product is the CO150-HVF, an auxiliary power supply for commercial vehicle applications. Based on the same platform as the company’s CO150 traction inverters, the CO150-HVF offers a CAN-based interface that allows dynamic control of frequency… Read more »

Prestolite to supply 250 electric powertrains to Chinese bus manufacturer

Prestolite E-Propulsion Systems (PEPS), a joint venture between Prestolite Electric Beijing and TM4 Inc, has received a multi-million-dollar order from Chinese bus manufacturer Foton for 250 SUMO HD electric powertrains. PEPS has been working with Foton to test its SUMO HD systems over the last 18 months. Prestolite’s TM4 SUMO system is designed for medium-… Read more »