FEV, a world leader in vehicle and powertrain development for hardware and
software, has recently entered a long-term agreement with electrified
powertrain systems provider, Hyliion, to support design, development,
integration and production validation of their innovative Electric Range
Extender (ERX) for Class 8 tractor-trailer applications.
Austin, Texas, based Hyliion is striving for the ultimate solution for
sustainable, heavy-duty transportation through their Hypertruck ERX
powertrain. The vehicle utilizes a propulsion system combining a renewable
natural gas (RNG) on-board generator paired with a series of lightweight
batteries to power an electrified drivetrain. This propulsion system is
optimized to provide significant cost and environmental benefits for fleet
owners, while also maximizing fleet uptime and eliminating “range anxiety”
which can occur while operating conventional battery electric vehicles with
limited range and charging infrastructure.
“The ERX solution offers transportation companies virtually everything they
could want in a net-carbon-negative sustainable emissions solution,” said
Patrick Sexton, CTO at Hyliion. “It has similar range and faster
acceleration than a comparable diesel solution, while also providing a
significant total cost of ownership (TCO) benefit.”
Hyliion has entrusted FEV to serve as their development partner. The
collaboration will ensure that the design, development, integration and
optimization required for a production solution are performed in accordance
with Hyliion’s business model while meeting the highest industry standards.
“FEV is shaping the future of the mobility sector through development of
carbon-neutral and efficient, connected and safe transportation, so we were
excited when we heard Hyliion’s vision for sustainable commercial
transportation,” commented Dean Tomazic, CTO at FEV North America. “We are
thrilled at the opportunity to apply our expertise to help bring Hyliion’s
concept to life.”
In addition to assisting with developing the controls strategy for the
propulsion system, FEV will also provide vehicle integration for OEM ADAS
features, controls, driver interfaces and more, further establishing FEV as
a complete vehicle development partner for all mobility applications.
Through its in-depth expertise, FEV provides customers and society with
cutting-edge technologies for state-of-the-art mobility solutions.
FEV is a leading independent international service provider of vehicle and
powertrain development for hardware and software. The range of competencies
includes the development and testing of innovative solutions up to series
production and all related consulting services. The range of services for
vehicle development includes the design of body and chassis, including the
fine tuning of overall vehicle attributes such as driving behavior and NVH.
FEV also develops innovative lighting systems and solutions for autonomous
driving and connectivity. The electrification activities of powertrains
cover powerful battery systems, e-machines and inverters. Additionally FEV
develops highly efficient gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, EDUs
as well as fuel cell systems and facilitates their integration into vehicles
suitable for homologation. Alternative fuels are a further area of
The service portfolio is completed by tailor-made test benches and
measurement technology, as well as software solutions that allow efficient
transfer of the essential development steps of the above-mentioned
developments, from the road to the test bench or simulation.
The FEV Group currently employs 6,300 highly qualified specialists in
customer-oriented development centers at more than 40 locations on five