Daimler Truck aims to gain expertise in CV-specific electric motors development and production. Indeed, e-motors are crucial components when it comes to BEV trucks, and most manufacturers are currently relying on trusted suppliers. As for Mercedes-Benz Trucks, one of the brands within the Daimler Truck Group, when we asked about the electric motors mounted on the eActros truck, they couldn’t provide the supplier’s name.
Daimler Truck and Gehring on electric motor development
Now, Daimler Truck announced an agreement on a strategic partnership with Gehring Technologies, a German player covering the prototypical construction of so-called “truck-e-fied” e-motors as well as the further development and testing of innovative production processes. Gehring will also supply equipment for the technical center, which is being set up at the Gaggenau plant, Daimler Truck‘s competence center for electric drive components.
Gehring’s integrated portfolio includes production technology for manufacturing traction drives in electrified vehicles. These designs combine efficient electric motor characteristics with high automation capability and process reproducibility – essential prerequisites for large-scale automotive production.
Statements from Daimler Truck and Gehring Technologies
Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powersystems Operation Daimler Truck, declared: “As part of the future target pictures of our German Powersystems sites, the InnoLabs play an important role: analyzing the powertrains of the future in terms of their commercial vehicle specific application as well as testing innovative production methods and processes. The agreement with Gehring for “truck-e-fied” e-motors is an important component here.”
Bernd Nagel, partner and CEO of the Gehring Group, added: “For a long time, we have experienced that coordinated development of products and manufacturing processes at an early stage leads to high-performance production systems. We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to work together with Daimler Truck to deepen our hairpin technologies specifically for the electric powertrain of trucks and buses. We are convinced that this strategic cooperation will enable us to significantly advance e-mobility in the heavy-duty vehicle sector.”