Meritor to supply electric train subsystems to Hyliion Hypertruck ERX, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: Meritor, Inc., the Michigan-based automotive component supplier, has announced that it will supply electric transmission subsystems for Hyliion’s electrified Hypertruck ERX powertrain for Class 8 trucks.
The Hyliion powertrain system will feature Meritor’s Blue Horizon 14Xe ePowertrain integrated drive axles as standard position propulsion and regeneration equipment on Hyliion vehicle layouts. Hypertruck ERX provides a convenient, clean, long-haul powertrain solution capable of running in all-electric mode, the company said.
“Being selected as a long-term partner to power the Hypertruck ERX is extremely exciting. We pride ourselves on delivering innovative technologies and that is a perfect fit for such a revolutionary vehicle, ”said Chris Villavarayan, CEO and President of Meritor. .
“Like Hyliion, Meritor is committed to providing industry-leading zero-emission transportation solutions and is a strong supply partner in achieving this goal. Meritor’s expertise in electric drivetrain technology is an exciting addition as the Hypertruck ERX moves forward on its path. to commercialization, ”said Thomas Healy, CEO of Hyliion.
Meritor’s 14Xe ePowertrain for medium and heavy-duty vehicles will be produced in Asheville and Forest City, North Carolina.