Meritor on Tuesday announced the production launch of its Power Control and Accessory System (PCAS) for zero emissions commercial vehicles.
Now in its fourth generation, the PCAS has more than ten years of development and testing and over 1.7 million real world test miles on approximately 200 trucks. Meritor says the system provides intelligent electrification providing power where needed and control over sub-systems and accessories. For ease of integration, it is installed where a conventional engine would typically be located.
"The PCAS is a comprehensive solution that allows customization of performance with proven technology," says Tim Bowes, senior vice president and president, Electrification, Industrial and North America Aftermarket, Meritor. "We are proud that the PCAS is now in production and available for the market."
Meritor says an entire electric drivetrain can be tuned through the PCAS to balance performance, efficiency and range. Designed for flexibility to meet the application requirements of commercial vehicles, the PCAS enables:
- On-demand electric accessories performance management
- Thermal management
- Performance optimization through single pedal driving
- Torque path management
- Charging management during sleep mode
Meritor also announced Tuesday its 14Xe powertrain has reached a production milestone. Nearly 300 electric powertrains have now been produced and assembled in Meritor's Asheville and Forest City, N.C., facilities and approximately 350,000 miles have been logged on commercial vehicles equipped with the company's 14Xe single or tandem electric powertrain.
"Meritor's 14Xe ePowertrain is adaptable to customer application requirements and delivers cutting edge, zero emissions transportation. We're proud of the milestones we're achieving to offer this best-in-class, premium solution to the market as the electric evolution accelerates," says Bowes.