Guelph, Ont.-headquartered Linamar Corporation has secured a new eAxle system contract with Workhorse Group for commercial vehicle delivery trucks.
The Medium Duty beam axle propulsion system was designed and developed by Linamar’s eLIN Group, a product solutions group dedicated to electrification for all Linamar’s products. This is Linamar’s first major eAxle contract with a Commercial Vehicle OEM and builds upon the previous success in the light vehicle eAxle segment. Linamar will be the Tier 1 supplier for the complete beam eAxle system.
Production will begin in mid-2023 and will be located in Linamar’s facilities in Guelph.
“This is an exciting new project for Linamar,” said Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar’s Executive Chair and CEO. “Our eLIN Group’s beam eAxle product lines have been gaining attention within the Commercial Vehicle space for some time now. Our portfolio of electrified business continues to grow and expanding into diverse pathways such as Commercial Vehicles is a key element of our strategy; it is great to see the efforts of our Commercial Vehicle eAxle design and development come to fruition. We look forward to the opportunity to work with a world class organization like Workhorse Group.”
eLIN has a range of eAxle solution offerings for the passenger car, commercial vehicle, and other mobility markets. The commercial vehicle beam eAxle portfolio offers solutions for applications in the Class 2 through 6 vehicle sizes. This Medium Duty eAxle is designed for the Class 5-6 truck category, providing ample packaging space for the battery pack.