Hyliion selects FEV as a Partner for the Development of it Electrified Class 8 Truck
FEV has announced that it has entered a long-term agreement with the electrified powertrain systems provider, Hyliion, to support the design, development, integration, and production validation of innovative Electric Range Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications.
Austin, Texas, based Hyliion, strives for the ultimate solution for sustainable, heavy-duty transportation through their Hypertruck ERX powertrain. The vehicle utilizes a propulsion system combining a renewable natural gas (RNG) onboard generator paired with a series of lightweight batteries to power an electrified drivetrain. This propulsion system is optimized to provide high cost and environmental benefits for fleet owners while also maximizing fleet uptime and eliminating “range anxiety” which can occur while operating conventional battery electric vehicles with limited range and charging infrastructure.
“The ERX solution offers transportation companies virtually everything they could want in a net-carbon-negative sustainable emissions solution,” said Patrick Sexton, CTO at Hyliion. “It has similar range and faster acceleration than a comparable diesel solution, while also providing a significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefit.”
Hyliion has entrusted FEV to serve as their development partner. The collaboration will ensure that the design, development, integration and optimization required for a production solution are performed following Hyliion’s business model while meeting the highest industry standards.
“FEV is shaping the future of the mobility sector through the development of carbon-neutral and efficient, connected and safe transportation, so we were excited when we heard Hyliion’s vision for sustainable commercial transportation,” commented Dean Tomazic, CTO at FEV North America. “We are thrilled at the opportunity to apply our expertise to help bring Hyliion’s concept to life.”
In addition to developing the controls strategy for the propulsion system, FEV will also provide vehicle integration for OEM ADAS features, controls, driver interfaces and more, further establishing FEV as a complete vehicle development partner for all mobility applications. Through its in-depth expertise, FEV provides customers and society with cutting-edge technologies for state-of-the-art mobility solutions.