UQM Chosen as Supplier for Meritor 14Xe Full Electric Axle Program

UQM has been chosen as the supplier of choice for development and production plans for Meritor's 14Xe electric axle product line.

UQM Technologies Inc. announces that Meritor, located in Troy, MI, has chosen UQM to be its supplier of choice for development and production plans for the 14Xe axle program. This opportunity is a culmination of more than one year of engineering development efforts that will support Meritor’s current customer base, along with identifying new customers and applications around the globe for the 14Xe electric axle product line. UQM and Meritor are supporting prototype deliveries for testing, as well as initial pilot electric axles.

The development program between the two companies was initially announced in February 2017. Meritor unveiled its electric axle at the 2017 NACV Show in Atlanta, and has begun trials with key customers. The benefits of the 14Xe axle application will allow customers in the medium- and heavy-duty EV commercial markets to improve on component packaging requirements, realize cost savings from integration and increase vehicle performance.

“It has been a long and rewarding process to unveil this electric axle, and we are looking forward to the on-going development of this long-term relationship in support of Meritor’s 14Xe axle strategy. This announcement falls in line with UQM’s overarching strategy of focusing on design and development and serving the market with a proven Tier 1 OEM,” says Joe Mitchell, President and CEO of UQM.

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