REYCO Granning Electric Vehicle Solutions (RGevs) announced the availability of a new drive axle air suspension for the commercial electric vehicle market. The announcement came at the start of the 2019 Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach CA April 23-26.
It is a new member of the WorkMaster product family and variant of the successful Model 240AR. This new 240AR-EV was developed specifically to package with e-axles.
Low profile frame brackets leave room for body mounts or fifthwheel angles. The curved spring beam eliminates the traditional lower air spring mount to increase ground clearance, reduce weight, and accommodate a range of frame widths.
Packaging efficiencies were a focus in order to accommodate for a larger e-axle space-claim. The 240AR-EV has a GAWR range of 17,000 pounds (7.7 tonnes) to 23,000 pounds (10.4 tonnes) and is suitable for single or tandem drive axle arrangements. Ride heights range from 8.5 in. (216 mm) to 10 in. (254 mm).
“This is the latest product to come out of our Electric Vehicle Solutions business unit,” said Drake Sarault, Reyco Granning vice-president of sales. It further cements our commitment to the future of heavy vehicle propulsion.”
The 240AR-EV was displayed in cooperation with Allison Transmission and was mounted to the new AXE e-axle by Allison Transmission.