This month, Meritor will start production of 14Xe ePowertrain for commercial vehicles. Such a product is part of Meritor‘s Blue Horizon advanced technology portfolio. According to the US manufacturer, it is the only integrated electric powertrain in production for Class 8 trucks in North America. Meritor electric axles, i.e. with integrated motors, will be part of the Volta Zero electric truck by Volta Trucks, as confirmed by Volta Trucks’ Business Development Manager Anthony Buron in this interview.
Meritor 14Xe ePowertrain for increased efficiency
The 14Xe ePowertrain produced at Meritor’s manufacturing facility in Asheville, North Carolina, is designed to provide efficiency, performance, weight savings and enhanced space utilization. It is based on Meritor’s proven 14X axle housing, which maintains existing axle mounting hardware for ease of OEM integration. The modular design enables the interchangeability of key components, including electric motors, transmissions, gearing, brakes, wheel ends and housings to adopt to customer specifications. It can be adapted to fit various powertrain needs based on vehicle application and duty cycle spanning Class 5-8 commercial vehicles.
“Our 14Xe ePowertrain has been thoroughly tested hauling loads and logging real world miles in various conditions and multiple applications, allowing us to offer the industry a proven, all-electric, zero emissions solution“, said Chris Villavarayan, CEO and President at Meritor.