Eaton, a power generation company, announced that it will be contributing industry components to the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SuperTruck II program.
Eaton will be supplying several technologies aimed at improving fuel economy and reduction of emission to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) teams. Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton’s Vehicle Group, said,” This is a great opportunity for Eaton technologies to contribute to a program focused on improving the efficiency of commercial vehicles. We’re excited to work with several OEMs involved in SuperTruck II as we strive for a common goal of a cleaner, more fuel-efficient commercial vehicles.”
Apart from the components that Eaton will supply to the SuperTruck teams, they will also provide other technologies that will help truck manufacturers fuel economy and emissions regulations. Dorobantu further added, “Since 2008, Eaton’s Vehicle Group has been laser-focused on reducing emissions and fuel consumption. We have—and continue to develop—technologies that reduce NOx emissions and improve the overall fuel economy of internal combustion diesel engines, as well technologies for electric, hybrid and fuel cell commercial vehicles.” Several products take advantage of Eaton’s modular variable valve actuation technology, which allows OEMs to choose the technologies they want to use based on their needs.
Eaton is a power management company with 2018 sales of $21.6 billion. Its energy-efficient solutions help customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, safely and sustainably. Eaton employs 99,000 people worldwide and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.
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