Peterbilt Tabs Meritor For E-Components

Peterbilt Motors Co. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Meritor to be the non-exclusive supplier of electric powertrains for its heavy duty model 579EV and 520EV battery electric vehicles. Low volume production will begin in late 2020 for the Model 579EV, followed by the Model 520EV in 2021. Meritor also has a similar arrangement for the Kenworth T680.

“With this announcement, we have locked in suppliers for all of our battery-electric model configurations,” said Jason Skoog, Paccar vice president and Peterbilt general manager.

Meritor has been setting the stage for a strong push into truck electrification. Meritor CEO Jay Craig said it will supply 5 to 10 times as much content on electric vehicles as it does on traditionally diesel-powered commercial vehicles.

Towards that end, earlier on January 17th, Meritor purchased the remaining shares (see article) it did not own in TransPower. TransPower, San Diego, Calif., company, supplies integrated drive systems, full electric truck solutions and energy storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse vehicles and terminal tractors.

This is in addition to Meritor’s purchase late last year of the electronic powertrain line (primarily axles) of AxleTech. The full integration of AxleTech is expected to be completed by 2022.

“The purchase of TransPower and the integration has significant growth opportunities in all types of applications, so there is a lot of white space,” Craig said. “We are taking them from prototype and low volume to production. TransPower brings development expertise and jump-starts us to be a full vehicle integrator.”

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