WAF Members Meeting. Meritor HVBS. 18th May 2022

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As the sector transitions towards net zero emission mobility, Meritor Cwmbran have led the charge on diversification and through their endeavour, commitment, ambition and application have been recognised within the group with the facility becoming the eMobility Centre of Excellence. 

Meritor, in a consortium with Danfoss and Electra Commercial Vehicles,  have successfully applied for £32million APC funding to develop lightweight electric powertrains for heavy goods vehicles. The technology will integrate the key elements of motor, inverter, gearbox, differential and brakes in a single lightweight system for vehicles up to 44 tonnes and includes coaches, off-highway and construction vehicles.

Meritor's 17Xe ePowertrain system will deliver up to 430kW of continuous power with a 800-volt rated electric motor for heavy trucks and buses in 6X2 or 4X2 configurations. The integrated system - which is suitable for full electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, as well as series hybrid and plug-in hybrid configurations - provides efficient packaging designed for short wheelbase trucks, optimized gearing for energy regeneration, and a wide range of ratios. It will be designed to drop into existing chassis with minimal to no modifications to the suspension or frame.

Delegates will be able to see all the business-as-usual activities that Meritor undertakes, and also the investment in the new technology which has now started.








Welcome and introduction, Vision and Strategy

Meritor HVBS

Overview of Meritor and their activities

Ian Henry, AutoAnalysis

Production Outlook Sector Update (virtual)





Member break-out sessions


Member feedback





Lunch and Networking




Facility Tour

To register your palce for this event, please contact Deborah Stewart:  Deborah.stewart@welshautomotiveforum.co.uk