Daimler Truck and Gehring Technologies have announced a tie-up focusing on building expertise in the development and construction of commercial vehicle-specific electric motors.The collaboration with Gehring includes the prototyping of so-called “truck-e-fied” e-motors as well as the continued development and testing of new manufacturing techniques. The activity will take place at the “InnoLab eDrive” at Mercedes-Benz plants in Gaggenau and Kassel.
Gehring’s product line-up includes manufacturing technologies for traction drives in electric vehicles and the company will also supply equipment for the technical center, which is being set up at the Gaggenau plant, Daimler Truck’s competence centre for electric drive components. The Gaggenau plant already supplies components for eActros and eEconic to the truck giant’s Wörth site.
Bernd Nagel, CEO Gehring Group (left) and Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powersystems Operation Daimler Truck
“As part of the future target pictures of our German powersystems sites, the InnoLabs play an important role: analyzing the powertrains of the future in terms of their commercial vehicle specific application as well as testing innovative production methods and processes. The agreement with Gehring for “truck-e-fied” e-motors is an important component here.” said Yaris Pürsün, Head of Global Powersystems Operation Daimler Truck.
“For a long time, we have experienced that coordinated development of products and manufacturing processes at an early stage leads to high-performance production systems. We are therefore all the more pleased to be able to work together with Daimler Truck to deepen our hairpin technologies specifically for the electric powertrain of trucks and buses. We are convinced that this strategic cooperation will enable us to significantly advance e-mobility in the heavy-duty vehicle sector.” said Bernd Nagel, partner and CEO of the Gehring Group.