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Meritor Blue Horizon 12Xe e-powertrain
Meritor Blue Horizon 12Xe e-powertrain
Meritor Blue Horizon 12Xe e-powertrain
Meritor Blue Horizon 12Xe e-powertrain
Meritor Blue Horizon 12Xe e-powertrain

Meritor to supply its Blue Horizon electric powertrains for PACCAR trucks

Feb. 6, 2020
Non-exclusive agreement covers Kenworth T680, Peterbilt 570 battery-electric vehicles starting in early 2021

Meritor recently 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, Meritor said.

“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 TJ 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 said the agreement helps increase the value of its Blue Horizon brand, which represents its emerging platform of advanced electrification technologies.

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