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Meritor Announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck Development Program with Hexagon Purus

By December 7, 2021 2   min read  (368 words)

December 7, 2021 |

Fuel Cells Works, Meritor Announces Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Truck Development Program with Hexagon Purus

TROY, Mich.— Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced it will supply its Blue Horizon™ 14Xe™ ePowertrains to Hexagon Purus for a near-term development program with the intention of taking the program to production.

Meritor’s ePowertrain will be used in two different hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle applications in North America. These applications include a Class 8 drayage truck and yard hauler.

This announcement follows Hexagon Purus and Meritor partnering to integrate the 14Xe™ ePowertrain into Hexagon Purus’ Class 6, Class 7 trucks and Class 8 (6×4) vehicles. The integrated electric powertrains will provide the propulsion within the Hexagon Purus trucks, resulting in zero emissions transport.

“We are pleased to work with Hexagon Purus as we pursue our paths to zero emissions,” said Tim Bowes, senior vice president and president, Electrification, Industrial and North America Aftermarket, Meritor.

Meritor Blue Horizon ePowertrains are designed for maximum efficiency and flexibility. Their innovative design allows them to be customized based on unique application needs across Class 5-8 commercial vehicles.

“As the push for electrification continues, we are glad to partner with Meritor who shares our goal of meeting the zero emissions challenge,” said Todd Sloan, President, Hexagon Purus Systems.

About Hexagon Purus
Hexagon Purus, a Hexagon Composites company, is a world leading provider of hydrogen type 4 high-pressure cylinders, battery packs and vehicle systems integration for fuel cell electric and battery electric vehicles. Hexagon Purus enables zero emission solutions for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles, buses, ground storage, distribution, marine, rail and aerospace. Learn more at www.hexagonpurus.com.

About Meritor
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking, aftermarket and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 110-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, MichiganUnited States, and is made up of more than 9,600 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company’s website at www.meritor.com.

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