Commercial vehicles run through cities where pollution and noise have the most significant impact on day to day life. Electrification and hybridization of these vehicles is driven by:
- The need to improve air quality and reduce noise.
- Increase in fuel prices
- The fact that 60% of these vehicles’s routes are planned
- They usually travel less than 100 km a day
- Their routes include lots of starts and stops
- They have plenty of time to recharge after work hours
TM4 SUMOTM direct-drive electric powertrains are the best available solution for electrification and hybridization of:
- Delivery vehicles
- Garbage trucks
- Municipal fleet work trucks and more
These high torque permanent magnet motors are designed to interface directly with standard rear differential without the need for an intermediate gearbox. In comparison to competition and general advantages of vehicle electrification, using a TM4 SUMO direct-drive systems allows the additional benefits:
- Higher efficiency
- Better reliability
- Easy to fit between the H beam of the truck or in the engine bay of the city bus
- Lower maintenance
- Faster ROI
Read more on these advantages here
Examples of commercial vehicles powered by TM4:
The workhorse E-GEN chassis uses a TM4 SUMO MD powertrain. In 2016, UPS ordered more than 300 of these chassis as part of a broader program to deploy electric-powered vehicles with greater range and performance.
MOTIV all-electric chassis
MOTIV’S All-Electric Powertrain integrates a TM4 SUMO motor and inverter system. It offers an innovative architecture that is scalable and modular, which allows to use the same core components in vehicles ranging from a Type A School Bus to a Class 8 Refuse Truck.
TM4, in collaboration with Purolator, Mcgill, Cummins, Linamar and infolytica, have been working on the development of an optimized electric drivetrain for medium-sized trucks.