ZF has introduced the latest version of its electrified trailer technology, set to be displayed at the NUFAM commercial vehicles trade show in Karlsruhe, Germany. The solution includes ZF’s AxTrax 2 electric axle combined with a modular battery system, enhancing recuperation and traction support for trailers.
Why It Matters
The ZF electrified trailer system can transform a conventional diesel truck into a hybrid, resulting in up to 16% fuel and CO2 savings. The optional plug-in model offers even more significant reductions, saving up to 40%. By leveraging braking energy recuperation, this technology not only promotes sustainable transportation but also extends the range of zero-emissions heavy trucks.
- The system includes ZF’s AxTrax 2 electric axle and a modular battery system.
- The technology can recuperate energy from braking.
- Fuel and CO2 savings of up to 16% are achievable, with a plug-in variant providing up to 40% savings.
- Industry leaders BPW, Kässbohrer, and Krone have joined forces with ZF, integrating the electrified trailer solutions into their product ranges.
The electrification of trailers is a pivotal step towards decarbonizing road freight transport. Leading industry figures, including BPW, Kässbohrer, and Krone, have recognized the potential of ZF’s innovative system, indicating a promising future for the electrified trailer market. This collaboration underscores the industry’s commitment to enhancing sustainability, ensuring efficient energy utilization, and meeting decarbonization goals.