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.