Meritor starts ePowertrain production

Meritor Inc has announced its 14Xe ePowertrain is now market ready and will be in production this month.

As part of Meritor’s Blue Horizon advanced technology portfolio, the 14Xe ePowertrain is a fully integrated, all-electric drive system that is said to be the only integrated electric powertrain in production for Class Eight trucks in North America.

To promote the launch, Meritor has produced a video titled “The Road Ahead” which can be viewed below.

“Our 14Xe ePowertrain has been thoroughly tested hauling heavy loads doing real world miles in various conditions and multiple applications,” said Meritor Chief Executive Officer and President, Chris Villavarayan.

“This new product allows us to offer the industry a proven, all-electric, zero emissions solution.”

Produced at Meritor’s manufacturing facility in Asheville, North Carolina, the 14Xe ePowertrain is designed to provide efficiency, performance, weight savings and enhanced space utilisation.

It is based on Meritor’s proven 14X axle housing, which maintains existing axle mounting locations and hardware for ease of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) integration.

The modular design enables the interchangeability of key components, including electric motors, transmissions, gearing, brakes, wheel ends and housings to suit individual customer specifications.

It can be adapted to fit various powertrain needs based on vehicle application and duty cycle spanning Classes Five to Eight in heavy commercial vehicles.

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