Troy’s AxleTech, a powertrain solution company, announced Tuesday it is working with California’s Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab manufacturing fully electric commercial trucks, to develop a heavy-duty e-powertrain system.
“Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly advancing at a global scale, and AxleTech’s technology has kept pace with this evolution,” says Bill Gryzenia, CEO of AxleTech.
“Due to the acute market need for these solutions, we are proud to work alongside Thor Trucks to build the most advanced integrated powertrain components for driveline electrification. Our team takes this role seriously and is relentless in identifying and developing the next generation of electric powertrain systems.”
AxleTech will integrate its e-axle technology with Thor’s battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain.
“Thor Tucks will benefit tremendously from AxleTech’s industry-leading powertrain expertise as we work to meet the market’s increasing demand for electrification,” says Giordano Sordoni, co-founder and COO of Thor Trucks. “This partnership is a significant stride forward in our pursuit to transform the commercial transportation industry.”
AxleTech provides integrated solutions for on-highway electric vehicles, including class 6, 7, and 8 trucks, as well as transit applications. Earlier this year, the company unveiled its electric independent suspension concept for high-mobility applications. Its 5000 Series eISAS concept enhances performance and has the ability to improve stealth characteristics, lower heat signatures, and improve fuel savings to logistics vehicles, tactical vehicles, and armored personnel carriers.
AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in January 2019.