FPT Industrial at CES 2022: commercial transport runs on electric
FPT Industrial is responding to the crucial challenges of transport sustainability, energy transition and CO2 emission reduction with a complete range of innovative products.
In line with its multi-application, multi-power and modular range, at CES 2022 FPT Industrial is showcasing two e-axles and a battery pack with a Battery Management System customized to meet customer needs. Designed to fully integrate all ePowertrain elements in a compact solution to easily house both the commercial load and the battery packs, the new e-axles, one for heavy-duty trucks and the other for LCVs, will guarantee outstanding performance and reliability according to the mission application. The integrated electric axle is suitable for heavy-duty, 4x2 / 6x2 articulated 44-ton GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight). Delivering high performance (840 kW) and outstanding efficiency, the e-axle for HCVs (Heavy Commercial Vehicles – Class 8 Trucks) has been developed thanks to a joint venture between Nikola, IVECO and FPT Industrial for the version of the Nikola Tre BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle). In December 2021, pre-series Nikola Tre BEVs were delivered for use on public roads hauling customer freight, with production scheduled to start in 2022. FPT Industrial’s HCV e-axle also features in the recently unveiled FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) prototype of the Nikola Tre FCEV, planned to begin production in Ulm (Germany) in late 2023. FPT Industrial’s high-performance, reliable and top-quality ePowertrain range is completed by state-of-the-art energy storage and management solutions. In collaboration with Microvast, a Texas-based company and market leader in ultra-fastcharging, long-life battery power systems, FPT Industrial has started internal battery pack development and production. The 37 kWh version on display at CES 2022 is the compact design version for light commercial vehicle and minibus applications, featuring a multipack option for both goods and people transport missions. FPT Industrial’s commitment to high-performance and reliable electrification solutions is completed by its range of cutting-edge Battery Management Systems, customized to get the longest battery life according to mission requirements, thanks to the acquisition of Potenza Technology.