Truck hybridisation is an opportunity for suppliers

Long-haul electric trucking remains as distant a pipe-dream as ever, but for suppliers there is still much work to be done to hybridise models. By Xavier Boucherat

What opportunities do suppliers to major truck manufacturers have as the industry evolves? For Eaton, one of the primary growth areas is electrification, says Mihai Dorobantu, Director of Technology Planning and Government Affairs. Indeed, it has a been a long-term concern of the company’s, which originally debuted a hybrid commercial vehicle (CV) concept for FedEx in 2004, and would form a business centring CV electrification in 2007. Since then, says Dorobantu, the company has enabled around two billion miles of electrified commercial vehicle driving, through hybrids and other powertrain types, predominantly in China….

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