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Allison Transmission acquires Vantage Power and AxleTech’s EV systems division

Allison Transmission

The two acquisitions align with Allison’s leading position in propulsion technology for commercial vehicles Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions, has purchased Vantage Power and AxleTech’s electric vehicle systems division. Allison Transmission is building upon a more than 103-year history of leading technological …

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Axletech and Thor Trucks to build e-powertrain for commercial vehicles

Class 8 Thor Truck

AxleTech plans to launch its newest e-powertrain offering in 2019 Michigan-based AxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for …

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Samsung SDI teams up with Webasto

Signing the Letter of Intent: Ph.D. Seh-Woong (S.W.) Jeong, Executive Vice President Samsung SDI (left) and Dr. Hartung Wilstermann, Executive Vice President E-Solutions & Services at Webasto Group (right).

The partners will collaborate in the manufacture of high-voltage batteries for the commercial vehicle sector Earlier in March automotive systems provider Webasto and battery maker Samsung SDI signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) covering the development and supply battery modules. The agreement refers to Samsung SDI’s battery module, the technology used …

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Meritor developing EV platforms

Conventional Meritor drive axle.

Automotive component manufacturer Meritor is developing a platform of electric drive axles and suspensions. “Essentially, we’re focusing on integrating an electric motor into the differential carrier,” said Jay Craig, CEO and president for Meritor. “As we look to future emissions regulations and our customers’ desire for more efficiency, we’re developing …

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Ryder and Chanje Energy form strategic partnership

The V8070 delivery van from Chanje.

Ryder to become the first nationwide US leasing and rental company to offer electric trucks Ryder System a commercial fleet management, transportation and supply chain firm, is to become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, a new California based medium-duty electric vehicle (EV) and energy services …

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Hermes set to send Mercedes electric vans soaring with new fleet purchase

Hanjo Schneider and Volker Mornhinweg
Source: Daimler

It has been announced that Daimler and Hermes have finalised an agreement for the courier service to purchase up to 1500 all-electric fleet vehicles. Initially, the partnership will undergo a trial phase, starting in 2018, which could lead to the full fleet implementation going through by 2020. Hermes intends to …

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