It all started in ZF’s Japan Tech Center (JTC) in Yokohama. JTC has two advanced engineering groups focused on e-mobility.
One team takes care of the research for power electronics technology, the other of e-driveline technology. As a result of market investigations, latter team engaged in the implementation of an electric driveline on a light commercial vehicle (LCV). “This demo truck fulfills unique requirements in Japan, a country characterized by high population density concentrated in few megacities”, said Robert T. Seidler, Head of R&D at ZF Japan.