Meritor 14 Xe Powertrain

Meritor, Paccar to continue electrification partnership

Feb. 15, 2022
As the agreement states, Meritor will continue to supply 14Xe ePowertrains and battery-electric vehicle integration kits for the Class 8 Kenworth T680E as well as Peterbilt 579EV tractors and 520EV refuse trucks.

Meritor and Paccar extended their agreement for Meritor to supply 14Xe ePowertrains and battery-electric vehicle (BEV) integration kits for Class 8 Kenworth T680E and Peterbilt 579EV tractors and 520EV refuse trucks.

The integrated, modular design of the 14Xe ePowertrain, Power Controls and Accessories (PCAS) and Energy Storage System (ESS) helps enable Paccar to meet the needs of its customers with high efficiency, performance, and range depending on the duty cycle and application requirements.

See also: Navigating the EV sea change through partnerships

“This extension affirms the strength of the Paccar and Meritor partnership and illustrates that our technology continues to prove itself in real-world applications,” said Tim Bowes, SVP and president, Electrification, Industrial and North America Aftermarket for Meritor. 

As part of Meritor’s Blue Horizon advanced technology portfolio, the 14Xe ePowertrain is a fully integrated, all-electric drive system and is the only integrated electric powertrain in production for Class 8 trucks in North America.

See also: Meritor electrification bookings grow to nearly $500M

“Paccar is committed to delivering cutting-edge electrification solutions to our customers,” said Darrin Siver, SVP of Paccar. “Meritor has performed very well and is a key partner to help us deliver on this commitment.” 

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