Troy, Michigan and Boucherville, Québec – AxleTech International announced today their partnership with TM4 to develop integrated electric axles (e-axles) for heavy-duty vehicles.
As part of AxleTech’s Electric Drivetrain Systems product line, the company is developing e-axles with patent-pending multiple-speed gearboxes that are integrated with electric motors. These drivetrain systems are compact, light, quiet, and easier to integrate in the vehicle platform and chassis.
TM4 brings its advanced expertise as a leading manufacturer of electric motors, controllers, and inverters. The company’s adapted electric powertrain is designed to integrate into AxleTech’s heavy-duty planetary axles.
“TM4 is proud to cooperate with AxleTech on this new exciting program,” said Patrice Dupont, Business Development Manager at TM4. “We believe that by aligning each company’s strengths, AxleTech will bring to the market a competitive and innovative solution.”
The integrated system provides optimal packaging and operating efficiency to a range of on- and off-highway vehicles, AxleTech aims to bring these new electric axles to the market soon.
“Our customers are seeking new electric drivetrain solutions, so having industry leading partners such as TM4 enables us to jointly develop complete drivetrain systems that meet their requirements,” said Jason Gies, Business Development Manager at AxleTech.
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AxleTech International, based in Troy, Michigan, is a leading specialty vehicle drivetrain technology company. AxleTech provides heavy-duty drivetrain systems and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for commercial and defense customers around the world. The company has manufacturing, distribution, and engineering facilities in Troy, Michigan, Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois, Saint-Étienne, France, Osasco, Brazil, and Pune, India. For more information about AxleTech, please visit www.axletech.com.
A wholly owned subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, TM4 designs and manufactures electric motors, generators, power electronics and control systems suitable for the commercial, automotive, marine, mining, rail, motorsports and recreational vehicle markets. TM4 contributes to the highest possible energy conversion efficiencies thanks to its expertise in permanent magnets motors, thermal management, coil winding, outer-rotor topology, and motor and inverter control algorithms. TM4 is located in Boucherville, Québec. For more information, visit tm4.com.