Prestolite earns standard position with Daimler

Prestolite Electric has been awarded standard position by Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) on several new commercial vehicles set to launch in multiple markets between late 2019 and early 2020, the companies announced Tuesday.

DTNA has selected products from Prestolite’s IdlePro family of high-efficiency/high-output alternators to appear on Freightliner brand right-hand drive trucks bound for Australia and New Zealand, along with Freightliner severe duty and Western Star commercial trucks in North America.

Prestolite says its IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme alternators include a variety of advanced features such as the company’s “Isolated Ground Technology,” which is designed to protect engines from potentially severe electrolytic damage caused by stray voltage.

“Being awarded standard position with Daimler Trucks North America further reinforces Prestolite Electric’s position as a global market leader in rotating electrical technology,” says Nick Laenen, vice president, North America, South America, Australia sales and marketing, Prestolite Electric. “The new IdlePro and IdlePro Extreme family of alternators offers enhanced performance capabilities and industry-best output at low engine speeds, and we’re excited for the opportunity to make this proven technology available to Daimler’s discerning customers.”

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