FPT Industrial puts its electric powertrain solutions under the spotlight during the bauma 2019 construction fair. This exposition gives evidence to the brand's commitment to its journey in providing a zero emissions offering and of its focus on developing sustainable powertrain solutions.
The FPT Industrial electric powertrain solutions will be presented at its booth (Munich, April 8-14, hall A4 - STAND 115) and includes a customized solution for each specific mission, made up of two groups: electric propulsion and electric assist.
In addition to its industry expertise, FPT Industrial can also count on the electrification heritage of CNH Industrial. Together with its sister brands, FPT Industrial has participated in electrification projects since the ‘80s. More recently, the brand announced its e-Powertrain team, a group inside the Powertrain Product Engineering department entirely dedicated to the development of electric powertrain solutions.
FPT Industrial presented two solutions that consider electric power playing a direct role in vehicle propulsion – the E-Axle and the Transfer Box. The E-Axle is a compact and flexible solution that transfers power and torque to the wheels through the gear unit, resulting in a modular concept that can be easily adapted to various vehicle layouts and weight capabilities. It can deliver power of up to 250 kW and 98% efficiency in the main working conditions. The most important benefit of the E-Axle is that is easily adaptable to different customers’ needs. It can support three vehicle layouts - front, rear and all-wheel drive – with different suspension systems (independent or rigid) simply by changing external shape, without impacting the core components. FPT Industrial
The solution can also be used in different vehicle categories. Alongside for construction and agriculture compact equipment, it could also be developed for urban mission light and medium commercial vehicles. Finally, thanks to the compact design, the E-Axle can even be installed in vehicles with very tight layouts.
The Transfer Box is a different solution that adds an electric power unit to the original engine, enabling the management of all propulsion modes – electric, hybrid and thermic. It is installable on existing vehicles, scalable for different vehicle modes, with a very low impact on them. It delivers 98% efficiency and a torque at wheel of 8,000 Nm.
The Transfer Box is the ideal solution for vehicles with different missions and functional requirements, such as mixed usage construction equipment, in urban and extra-urban building sites; for intercity missions with the need for an electric ‘last mile’; and for long-haul full hybrid applications.
While the E-Axle could be applicable for OEMs that are looking for a sustainable compact solution with great performance, the Transfer Box has the application scalability, range of power and energy density and durability as its main benefits.
The second part of FPT Industrial’s electric strategy focuses on the support of the thermal combustion engine in all its operational modes, with the option of a mild hybrid powertrain architecture.
FPT IndustrialThe thermal engine has two main extra components, the E-Flywheel and the E-Turbocharger, which recover energy that can be reused. Compared to a conventional diesel engine, these components guarantee sustainability, performance, efficiency and fuel saving. In fact, FPT Industrial’s mild hybrid solution can reduce fuel consumption by up to 8%, improve transient response by up to 50%, increase low speed torque, optimize the engine strategy and provide energy availability for auxiliaries and implements.
Industrial powertrain solutions need to respond to different market requirements, therefore, FPT Industrial believes that system integration capabilities and a modular technical solution are essential to ensure a competitive offering. Thanks to its features, the mild hybrid powertrain can be applied to a wide range of applications - from low to high energy demand vehicles, with small to large dimensions, Off-Road, On-Road and Marine segments.