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FEATURE ARTICLE
Trucks are part of the Daimler evolution, too. Its medium and
heavy-duty electric trucks are based on the company's global
ePowertrain platform architecture. At the technological heart is
an e-axle with integrated e-motors including transmission which
is an in-house development.
The company's eActros are set to go into series production this
year, followed next by its eConic trucks for waste collection, at
the Woerth plant in Germany alongside the continuing manufacture of trucks with combustion engines, according to Peter Smodej, technology and regulatory communications manager with
Daimler Trucks in Stuttgart, who provided Magnetics Magazine
with an update about the truck programs.
" Thanks to the modular concept and the high adoption rates of
components from the conventional powertrain, we can specifically adapt the ePowertrain to different markets, segments or
vehicle types, " said Smodej.

An EQ " wedding " at Raastat plant in Germany
The new Mercedes-EQ model is a hallmark of the MercedesBenz production network going electric. Six new EQ launches
are planned by 2022. Initial manufacturing is already underway.
They are planned to roll off the assembly lines of the company's
Sindelfingen plant in Germany in the first half of this year with
more production of them planned soon after at other plants in
Germany, China, Hungary and Tuscaloosa, Alabama in the U.S.
Typically, the company's production network is integrating its
Mercedes-EQ models into series production in its existing plants.
Shown above is " the wedding " at the Raastat plant in Germany
where the electric drive train and body of a new compact SUV
EQ model are being assembled.

Meanwhile, Daimler Trucks North America has announced that
its proprietary Detroit ePowertrain will power the upcoming
Freightliner eCascadia and Freightliner eM2. It is also part of
Daimler Trucks' global platform strategy to establish a uniform
basic architecture for their broad line-up of battery-electric vehicles around the globe. The company plans to make a $20 million
dollar investment in the Detroit manufacturing facility in Michigan
which will serve as the North American source of Detroit ePowertrain components.
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Editor’s Choice/ Features
Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
GE Seeks to Power Canadian Icebreaker Fleet with SEAJET Electric Propulsion Pods
Research & Development
Product News
Industry News
Annual Industry Resource Guide
Events Calendar/ Advertising Index
Perseverance Lands on Mars with maxon Precision Motors Aboard
Visions
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Major Automakers Transform Their Design & Manufacturing Operations for EV Surge – Part 1 of 2
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Magnetics Business & Technology - May/June 2021 - Top-Tier Automotive Suppliers Transform to Become Fully Integrated e-Powertrain Manufacturers, Part 2 of 2
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