Meritor begins production of electric commercial vehicle powertrain
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Meritor begins production of electric commercial vehicle powertrain

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Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment.

Meritor Inc. announced its 14Xe ePowertrain is now available 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.

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“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, chief executive officer and President, Meritor.

The 14Xe ePowertrain produced at Meritor’s manufacturing facility in Asheville, N.C., 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, the manufacturer noted.

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