Meritor has launched 22 electrification programmes with global OEMs that are expected to put at least 130 fully electric medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks on the road through 2020.
“These emission-free solutions offered under Meritor’s Blue Horizon technology brand have the potential to transform the industry by meeting the rising global demand for clean, electric-powered drivetrains that we believe will deliver a high-efficiency solution that greatly reduces the total cost of ownership for our customers,” said John Bennett, vice president and chief technology officer for Meritor. “These programmes position Meritor for future growth in an emerging industry segment.”
In the first half of 2019, a major fleet customer will begin operating the first of six medium-duty Peterbilt Model 220EV Class 6 pick-up and delivery trucks equipped with Meritor’s 14Xe electric drive systems and fully integrated subsystems from
In addition to the truck applications, a prototype school bus outfitted with Meritor and
"Several large customers have come out to see and ride the bus, and their comments are very complimentary from ride comfort, noise, vibration and harshness, acceleration, top speed