With a 50-year legacy of innovative design, engineering, and manufacturing, ConMet has formed ConMet eMobility, a new business unit dedicated to providing transformative technologies for an era of alternative power. ConMet eMobility is enabling the development of zero-emission commercial vehicles, helping fleets exceed Corporate Social Responsibility goals while striking the right balance between improved fuel economy, reduced emissions, and performance.
With the unmatched wheel end expertise of ConMet, ConMet eMobility is meeting the need for clean energy with its first innovation—the PreSet Plus Electric Hub (eHub™). The eHub integrates an electric motor with an industry-leading PreSet Plus hub assembly to capture regenerated energy that would otherwise go wasted as heat from friction brakes.
Leveraging the flexibility of the eHub design, ConMet eMobility produced an in-wheel electrification system for zero-emission refrigerated trailers. The stored battery energy captured by the eHub powers an electric TRU to keep the trailer cool and powers the eHub motors to propel the vehicle forward.
Patent-pending controls balance regeneration, auxiliary power use, and propulsion assist to optimize energy harvesting and ensure the TRU is always keeping valuable cargo cool. The eHub system can also utilize stored battery energy to power the eHub motors to propel the vehicle forward.
The current production design of the eHub is aligned with Class 7 and Class 8 vehicles, paving the way for applications far beyond the reefer. The eHub is capable of achieving zero-emissions for a host of vehicles from long-haul interstate transportation to intra-urban transit; from utility trucks to delivery vans.
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