ZF Unveils Electrified Trailer Innovations

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.

Key Points

  • 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.

Bottom Line

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.


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