Commercial Vehicle

ZF and Mercedes-Benz Trucks partner on PTOs for e-trucks


ZF Friedrichs­hafen and Mercedes=Benz Trucks have partnered for Power TakeOffs (PTOs) for electric trucks. The eWorkX will be harnessed to drive onboard electrical equipment. Wilhelm Rehm, Board Member at ZF said, “ZF is advancing the electric transforma­tion of the commercial vehicle industry for a more sustainabl­e future. A mechanical interface, the eWorkX features electric motors with a 50 kW capacity, an inverter and a control unit. The applicatio­nspecific software is coupled with a cooling system and a hydraulic pump. It is known to have been applied on the eActros quipped with a hook loader from Meiller, a leading tip trailer company also into hook lifts and skip handlers.

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