Cummins-New Power (formerly Meritor), who are based in Cwmbran, have some exciting developments in the commercial vehicle sector.
In collaboration with Electra Commercial Vehicles, based in Blackburn, they have integrated a 14Xe ePowertrain into an IVECO EuroCargo, and created an Electra eCargo. This vehicle will be a great test and marketing asset, to highlight the benefits and efficiency of an integrated eAxle.
This 19t vehicle has a 200kW motor, and provides market leading startability and gradeability, along with exceptional drivability.
This year is an exciting year for the European eMobility Centre of Excellence team in Cwmbran, as they are growing their eMobility headcount within Wales, and look forward to a growing fleet of electric vehicles over the next 18months.
The team are busily working on their 44tonne integrated axle, the 17Xe, and recently integrated this into a Volvo FH tractor unit (APC EPIC Project with Electra and Danfoss). This vehicle will undergo a rigorous test program in 2022, and is sure to create a real buzz around South Wales.