BAE Systems and Eaton to Collaborate on Electric-Drive Solutions for Commercial TrucksMay 5, 2023
BAE Systems, a provider of electric propulsion technology, announced plans to collaborate with power-management company Eaton to develop electric-vehicle (EV) technology solutions. Through a memorandum of understanding, the companies initially will offer a solution for the medium-duty commercial-truck platforms market, with a Class-7 pickup and delivery demonstration vehicle in development. As part of the collaboration, BAE Systems will incorporate its power-dense electric motor and advanced silicon carbide/gallium nitride power electronics suite with Eaton’s MD 4-speed EV transmission to provide a comprehensive EV system for medium-duty vehicles, such as those used for a variety of pickup and delivery applications.
BAE Systems’ Gen3 electric-drive solution builds on 25 yr. of innovation that powers low- and zero-emission platforms on land and sea, including battery-electric, fuel-cell, and hybrid-electric vehicles. The company has more than 16,000 propulsion systems operating worldwide in transit buses, boats, and military and industrial vehicles.