Hitachi Astemo develops e-axles for Honda
Automotive supplier Hitachi Astemo has been contracted by Honda to manufacture electric axles for the carmaker’s medium and large battery electric vehicles from 2026. At the same time, Hitachi Astemo is aiming to additionally expand its electrification business.
Hino Trucks opts for Allison’s fully electric power axle
Toyota’s commercial vehicle brand Hino Trucks has integrated fully electric axles by Allison Transmission into next-gen heavy-duty EVs. The Japanese manufacturer has completed testing and validation of Allison’s eGen PowerTM 100D fully electric axle in its XL series.
USA: BorgWarner launches JV with Romeo Power
The U.S. American powertrain supplier BorgWarner announced the founding of a joint venture with Romeo Power Technology, a Californian supplier of battery modules and battery packs founded in 2015 by former SpaceX, Tesla and Samsung engineers.
ZF introduces axle hybrid concept for small vehicles
The eAMT (electrified Automated Manual Transmission) system by the automobile supplier ZF was developed as a concept to electrify small and compact vehicles with front wheel drive and a transverse engine. To do this, ZF combined their electric axle drive system (eVD) and the automated manual transmission (AMT).