ZF’s Environmentally-Friendly eTrailer Recognized by CLEPA Innovation Awards 2020
Developed to maximize operating efficiency and lower fuel consumption, the eTrailer is equipped with an electric motor and associated control system, innovatively connecting truck and trailer vehicle controls.
The eTrailer’s intelligent motor recuperates electric energy during braking and downhill maneuvers which can then be reutilized to power the vehicle’s traction or to operate onboard electric auxiliaries.
ZF estimates its eTrailer could deliver fuel and CO2 savings up to 16 percent on short haul routes, and up to 7 percent for long hauls in a truck-trailer combination.
Nov 26, 2020 at 17:16