PACCAR selects Meritor for EV drivetrains

TROY, Mich. – Meritor, Inc. has entered into an agreement with PACCAR to be its non-exclusive supplier of electric powertrains for its Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 and 520 battery-electric vehicles.

Meritor will be the initial launch partner and primary supplier for the integration of functional battery-electric systems on these refuse and heavy-duty chassis. Production is targeted to begin in early 2021.

“The opportunity to equip Kenworth and Peterbilt battery-electric vehicles with Meritor’s products allows us to partner with a valued customer and to continue bringing advanced technologies to market,” said T.J. Reed, vice-president of Global Electrification for Meritor.

“We look forward to delivering on our goal to be the premier supplier of electrification technologies for commercial vehicles.”

Meritor, Inc. is a global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. The company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world.