Fpt Industrial at Act Expo With Its Sustainable and Innovative Electric Solutions

22 May 2024

FPT Industrial, the Iveco Group brand dedicated to the design, production, and sale of low- environmental impact powertrains, will be exhibiting at ACT Expo 2024, the world’s largest advanced commercial vehicle technology show, in Las Vegas, NV from May 20 to 23, 2024.

At its stand (booth #3759, West Hall), the Brand will be putting into practice its flexible approach to the energy transition by showcasing both ePowertrain solutions, and multi- fuel ICE powertrains. In keeping with its 360-degree approach towards carbon neu- trality, FPT Industrial will offset the emissions generated by its stand at ACT Expo. All the factors and actions involved in the stand’s construction, dismantling, power, and trans- portation will be taken into consideration, and the total carbon footprint will be offset through the purchase of certified carbon credits.

Visitors will, indeed, have the chance to see up close the 6x4 eAxle eAX375, a first for the North American market and the first model of FPT Industrial’s 2nd generation eAxles; the eAX840-R, the first HDT eAxle on the market; and the LCV Central Drive eCD140; as well as the new XC13, FPT Industrial’s first single-base multi-fuel engine, shown with its three different engine heads for diesel, natural gas and hydrogen versions.

“By exhibiting at ACT Expo 2024, we will show the vehicle industry our multifaceted capability of delivering efficient, viable and tested solutions, whatever the technology and the fuel,” says Daniele Pozzo, Head of Marketing & Product Portfolio at FPT Industrial. “This event presents a significant opportunity to connect with key stakeholders, explore new business opportunities, and showcase our commitment to sustainable transportatio solutions.”

Eax375-r - a High-performance, Efficient Solution for Medium- and Heavy-duty Applications

Making its debut in North America and marking the birth of the 2nd generation of FPT Industrial eAxles, the eAX375-R integrated electric axle is suitable for medium-duty 4x2 vehicles of up to 29 tons GVW, and heavy-duty 6x4 vehicles of up to 49 tons GCVW. Thanks to multi-speed gearing, the eAX375-R delivers high performance and out- standing efficiency.

The design developed by FPT Industrial’s team, such as the bolted wheel end, allows the electric axle to be scalable and extremely adaptable to meet different powertrain requirements. This is how the Brand’s know-how supports everyday customer needs. Up to 30,000 Nm / 22,000 lb-ft torque at the wheels, and service life of up to a million miles
(depending on customer mission), it ensures sustainability and delivers uptime performance.

Eax840-r - Single-speed Dual-motor Electric Axle

FPT Industrial introduced this axle co-developed with input from Nikola for the Nikola TRE Class 8 truck in the United States and then adapted it to meet the specific needs of European markets. As the first HDT eAxle on the market, it is designed for heavy vehicles, with multiple transmission ratios available. The eAX840-R is a groundbreaking solution in the electric truck market, offering a unique combination of efficiency, performance, and ease of integration. Its single-speed design eliminates the need for a transmis- sion control unit (TCU), simplifying the overall system and reducing development time. This enabled FPT Industrial to bring the eAX840-R to market in just two years from the concept stage.

Eax840 Eaxle Technical Specifications

Application HD vehicles of up to 44-ton GVW
No. e-Motors: 2
System efficiency: > 92%
No. speeds: 1
Gross Vehicle Weight [tons]: Up to 44 tons (97,000 lb)
Gross Axle Weight [tons]: Up to 13
Voltage [V]: 800
Peak Power [kW]: 840
Peak Wheel Torque [Nm]: 45,000 (33,000 lb-ft)
Weight [kg]: 1,360 (3,000 lb)
Available gear ratios 25 or 21.5
Service life Up to 1,200,000 km (745,000 mi)

Ecd140 - Incorporating an Electric Drive System Into Existing Conventional Vehicles

FPT Industrial’s Central Drive - eCD140 for Light Commercial applications is a compact and complete solution for incorporating electric drive systems into existing conventional vehicles of up to 8 tonnes GVW. FPT Industrial’s team has designed a lean, integrated central drive system which guarantees easy implementation into existing platforms, and optimized residual space for installation of battery packs. For rear-wheel-drive applications, as with all FPT Industrial products, the eCD140 is extremely durable, efficient, and reliable (up to 350,000 km / 220,000 mi, with lifetime oil fill depending on customer mission).

eCD140 Technical Specifications
No. e-Motors: 1
System efficiency: > 93%
No. speeds: 1
Gross Vehicle Weight [tons]: Up to 8 tons (18,000 lb)
Peak Power [kW]: 140
Peak Wheel Torque [Nm]: 1,600 (1,200 lb-ft)
Weight [kg]: 117 (257 lb)
Service life Up to 250,000 km (155,000 mi)
Parking Lock System: Yes - 30% max slope

FPT Industrial is one of the major global players in electric powertrains, designing, develop- ing, and manufacturing an extensive and differentiated lineup of zero-emission prod- ucts. Inaugurated in October 2022, the Brand’s ePowertrain plant is fully dedicated to the production of electric axles for both light and heavy commercial vehicles, and electric central drives, as well as the assembly of battery packs for LCVs and buses.