EATON creates new electric powertrain division

New eMobility business established by Eaton

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EATON might be one of the best-known names in the truck component market, but the U.S. business is joining the electric powertrain bandwagon.

It’s just been announced that EATON will create a new ‘eMobility’ business that will focus on high-voltage electrified vehicle technologies.

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The new business will hit the ground running with $500 million USD worth of investment for the next five years.

It will reportedly deliver intelligent electrification products and solutions to passenger car, commercial vehicle and off-highway customers.

EATON say eMobility is poised to capitalize on a global vehicle electrification market projected to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric vehicles and another 30 million hybrids, from mild to plug-in, by 2030.

Power systems that eMobility will work on include EV transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty applications, as well as a 48-volt regenerative accessory drive system for heavy-duty trucks.

The announcement comes around a year after a new partnership with Cummins was forged by EATON, that traditional diesel powertrain manufacturer is also looking at EV opportunities.

“Our understanding of the unique needs of vehicle customers, along with our experience in transmissions and power electronics in the hybrid space, gives us a distinct advantage versus other suppliers,” said Jeff Lowinger, president, eMobility.

“Customers using Eaton hybrid systems have collectively accumulated an estimated 2 billion miles of clean, reliable service.”

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We will keep you up updated with further info on EATON in our Truck and Bus News section.

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