Meritor, Inc. will collaborate with BAE Systems to deliver efficient, cost-effective, and fully-integrated electrification technology solutions for heavy-duty platforms in the industrial and defense vehicle markets.
As part of this collaboration, BAE Systems will leverage its expertise in systems integration and power electronics to incorporate its power management system with Meritor’s ePowertrain for a comprehensive and compact solution. The integrated solution will increase options for multiple applications and conditions in a range of industrial markets.
Meritor’s all-electric, ePowertrain is designed to provide high efficiency, performance, significant weight savings and superior space utilization. The technology will harness both companies’ experience and knowledge in electric mobility. Meritor began integrating electric motors into axles for industrial vehicles over twenty years ago.
“The collaboration with BAE Systems allows us to further demonstrate the performance of our class leading ePowertrain in additional market segments,” said Jim Keane, vice president, Industrial for Meritor.
“Combining the work of BAE Systems and Meritor, Inc. will bring together the complimentary capabilities, strengths, and resources of two industry-leading companies,” added Steve Trichka, vice president and general manager of Power & Propulsion Solutions at BAE Systems.
“Our proven track record in electric drive technology, coupled with Meritor’s experience in ePowertrains, will increase emission-free solutions in heavy duty markets.”
BAE has more than two decades of expertise developing and integrating electric propulsion systems, including battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The company develops and services its electric propulsion technology at its facilities in Endicott, N.Y., and Rochester, U.K.