Meritor, today announced it will provide electric drivetrain sub-systems for Hyliion’s Hypertruck ERX™ electrified powertrain for Class 8 trucks.
Hyliion’s powertrain system will feature Meritor’s Blue Horizon™ 14Xe™ ePowertrain integrated drive axles as the standard position propulsion and regeneration hardware on Hyliion vehicle upfits. Hypertruck ERX provides a practical, clean, long haul powertrain solution capable of operating in all-electric mode.
“Being selected as a long-term partner to power the Hypertruck ERX is extremely exciting,” said Chris Villavarayan, CEO and president of Meritor. “We pride ourselves on providing innovative technologies and this is a perfect fit for such a game-changing vehicle.”
“Like Hyliion, Meritor is committed to providing industry-leading, zero-emissions transportation solutions, and is a strong supply partner to deliver on this goal. Meritor’s expertise in electric drivetrain technology is an exciting addition as the Hypertruck ERX moves forward along its path to commercialization,” said Thomas Healy, CEO of Hyliion.
Meritor’s 14Xe ePowertrain for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles will be produced in Asheville and Forest City, North Carolina.