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Electrification Solutions for Every Vehicle

ZF Electrifications Systems Include More Than the Driveline

The electrification of the driveline can no longer be stopped. Fully electric and hybrid electric drivelines are the key to ensuring transport and logistics services can be provided in the future, especially in urban areas. To achieve this, ZF develops and supplies core components and complete systems for all vehicle types.

Coaches

Electric Drives
Hybrid Transmissions
Electronic Components
Electro Hydraulic Steering
Electric Drives

CeTrax

The CeTrax electric central drive can be integrated simply into vehicle designs with a conventional driveline layout and is suitable for both solobuses and articulated buses. The ZF system with inverter and the EST 54 electronic control unit with proprietary ZF software provides vehicle manufacturers with a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

CeTrax mid (in Development)

CeTrax midi is the fully integrated drive system for midibuses as well as light and medium trucks. Equipped with inverter and electronic control unit, it distributes the load over two idler shafts in a single housing. That enables highly efficient power shifts. The well proven electronic components from the passenger car sector are adapted especially for commercial vehicles.
Hybrid Transmissions

TraXon Hybrid

The modern TraXon transmission system in combination with a powerful hybrid module enables electric or electrically supported driving. In inner-city operation the combustion engine can be uncoupled for locally zero-emission and fuel-saving driving. In the long-distance traffic the boost function improves the driving dynamics.
Electronic Components

EST 54

The electronic control unit ZF EST 54 is already proven in the EcoLife transmission. It communicates via SAE-J-1939-Standard with driveline and vehicle components and has a diagnosis interface. The software can be adapted vehicle-specific. Using the telematics platform ZF Openmatics, varied additional functions are possible.

Inverter for Electric Driven Commercial Vehicles

The high voltage inverters used by ZF dispose of a nominal voltage of from 350 to 650 volts. They control the asynchronous motors of the ZF drives and are optimized on the electric drive system.
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

ReAX - Gear Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

eActivMode Power Steering Pump

The eActivMode energy efficient power steering pump is based on proven ZF vane pump technology. eActivMode increases fuel efficiency and reduces system temperatures; achieves its fuel savings and temperature reduction by utilizing unique dual mode flow logic. This flow logic is aligned to match steering system flow demand in the two primary operating states of commercial vehicles, engine idle and cruising speed. Using signals from the vehicle the eActivMode matches the flow demand to save energy

EPHS (in Development)

ZF’s EPHS Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering Pump allows flexibility in vehicle design. EPHS can be used within current vehicle architecture to provide hydraulic power steering in vehicles with hybrid and engine off operations or full electric powertrains.

City Buses

Electric Drives
Electronic Components
Electro Hydraulic Steering
Electric Drives

CeTrax

The CeTrax electric central drive can be integrated simply into vehicle designs with a conventional driveline layout and is suitable for both solobuses and articulated buses. The ZF system with inverter and the EST 54 electronic control unit with proprietary ZF software provides vehicle manufacturers with a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

CeTrax mid (in Development)

CeTrax midi is the fully integrated drive system for midibuses as well as light and medium trucks. Equipped with inverter and electronic control unit, it distributes the load over two idler shafts in a single housing. That enables highly efficient power shifts. The well proven electronic components from the passenger car sector are adapted especially for commercial vehicles.

AxTrax AVE System

The AxTrax AVE electric portal axle with integrated wheel hub drive is the solution for electric buses, hybrid buses and trolleybuses. Zero-emission, all-electric driving will become possible. Suitable for both solo and articulated vehicles. The ZF system with inverter and the EST 54 electronic control unit with proprietary ZF software provides vehicle manufacturers with a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
Electronic Components

Inverter for Electric Driven Commercial Vehicles

The high voltage inverters used by ZF dispose of a nominal voltage of from 350 to 650 volts. They control the asynchronous motors of the ZF drives and are optimized on the electric drive system.

EST 54

The electronic control unit ZF EST 54 is already proven in the EcoLife transmission. It communicates via SAE-J-1939-Standard with driveline and vehicle components and has a diagnosis interface. The software can be adapted vehicle-specific. Using the telematics platform ZF Openmatics, varied additional functions are possible.
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

ReAX - Gear Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

eActivMode Power Steering Pump

The eActivMode energy efficient power steering pump is based on proven ZF vane pump technology. eActivMode increases fuel efficiency and reduces system temperatures; achieves its fuel savings and temperature reduction by utilizing unique dual mode flow logic. This flow logic is aligned to match steering system flow demand in the two primary operating states of commercial vehicles, engine idle and cruising speed. Using signals from the vehicle the eActivMode matches the flow demand to save energy

EPHS (in Development)

ZF’s EPHS Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering Pump allows flexibility in vehicle design. EPHS can be used within current vehicle architecture to provide hydraulic power steering in vehicles with hybrid and engine off operations or full electric powertrains.

Light Commercial Vehicles

Electro Mechanical Steering
Electro Hydraulic Steering
Electric Drives
Hybrid Transmissions
Electro Mechanical Steering

EPS Belt Drive (in Development)

Belt drive electrically powered rack&pinion steering system features a modular and scalable design for C segment passenger vehicles to pickup trucks with up to 20 kN rack force output and independent front suspension. This technology supports CO₂ reduction, fuel economy and automated driving.

EPS Belt Drive – Heavy Duty (in development)

Belt drive electrically powered rack&pinion steering system features a modular and scalable design for C segment passenger vehicles to full size trucks with up to 20 kN rack force output and independent front suspension. This technology supports CO₂ reduction, fuel economy and automated driving.
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

ReAX - Gear Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

EPHS (in Development)

ZF’s EPHS Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering Pump allows flexibility in vehicle design. EPHS can be used within current vehicle architecture to provide hydraulic power steering in vehicles with hybrid and engine off operations or full electric powertrains.

eActivMode Power Steering Pump

The eActivMode energy efficient power steering pump is based on proven ZF vane pump technology. eActivMode increases fuel efficiency and reduces system temperatures; achieves its fuel savings and temperature reduction by utilizing unique dual mode flow logic. This flow logic is aligned to match steering system flow demand in the two primary operating states of commercial vehicles, engine idle and cruising speed. Using signals from the vehicle the eActivMode matches the flow demand to save energy
Electric Drives

CeTrax lite (in Development)

CeTrax lite is ZF’s compact and lightweight drive system for minibuses, vans and light trucks. Electronic control unit and inverter are fully integrated. When it comes to the electrical components, ZF relies on scalable solutions from the passenger car sector and validates them for commercial vehicles. CeTrax lite can be combined with standard axles and common ratios.

Electric Axle Drive

With the compact electric drive unit small commercial vehicles in the van and transporter segment can be environmentally friendly and have zero emissions. The electric drive consists of an electric motor and transmission, which are located in a common housing with the inverter and the control unit. The drive axles can be connected directly to this.
Hybrid Transmissions

8P75PH (in Development)

The plug-in complete system for this drive configuration sets a new benchmark in terms of all-electric range and speed compared with existing full-hybrid systems. Ranges of up to 50 kilometers and a top speed of 120 km/h (74.5 mph) in all-electric mode: ZF’s highly integrated plug-in hybrid transmission enables hybrid vehicles to operate like pure electric cars, thanks to a highly integrated complete system in which the transmission, hybrid module, and power electronics are matched to each other

IDDC Platform for People Mover and Cargo Mover

Electric Drives
Electro Mechanical Steering
Electric Drives

Electric Axle Drive

With the compact electric drive unit small commercial vehicles in the van and transporter segment can be environmentally friendly and have zero emissions. The electric drive consists of an electric motor and transmission, which are located in a common housing with the inverter and the control unit. The drive axles can be connected directly to this.
Electro Mechanical Steering

Axle concept EasyTurn

With a new front-axle concept, creating a steering angle of up to 75 degrees is manageable. With this improved steering angle, turning and parking maneuvers will be easier than ever. Greater maneuverability will benefit both passenger and transport vehicles especially in traffic-prone city driving, parking spaces, narrow streets, building sites, traffic jams or loading zones.

Distribution Trucks

Electro Hydraulic Steering
Electro Mechanical Steering
Electronic Components
Electric Drives
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue..

ReAX - Gear Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

eActivMode Power Steering Pump

The eActivMode energy efficient power steering pump is based on proven ZF vane pump technology. eActivMode increases fuel efficiency and reduces system temperatures; achieves its fuel savings and temperature reduction by utilizing unique dual mode flow logic. This flow logic is aligned to match steering system flow demand in the two primary operating states of commercial vehicles, engine idle and cruising speed. Using signals from the vehicle the eActivMode matches the flow demand to save energy

EPHS (in Development)

ZF’s EPHS Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering Pump allows flexibility in vehicle design. EPHS can be used within current vehicle architecture to provide hydraulic power steering in vehicles with hybrid and engine off operations or full electric powertrains.
Electro Mechanical Steering

Electrically Powered Steering – Belt Drive

Belt drive electrically powered steering system features a modular design for C segment vehicles to full size trucks with up to 18kN rack load. This technology supports CO₂ reduction, fuel economy and automated driving.
Electronic Components

EST 54

The electronic control unit ZF EST 54 is already proven in the EcoLife transmission. It communicates via SAE-J-1939-Standard with driveline and vehicle components and has a diagnosis interface. The software can be adapted vehicle-specific. Using the telematics platform ZF Openmatics, varied additional functions are possible.

Inverter for Electric Driven Commercial Vehicles

The high voltage inverters used by ZF dispose of a nominal voltage of from 350 to 650 volts. They control the asynchronous motors of the ZF drives and are optimized on the electric drive system.
Electric Drives

CeTrax

The CeTrax electric central drive can be integrated simply into vehicle designs with a conventional driveline layout and is suitable for mid-range delivery trucks. The ZF system with inverter and the EST 54 electronic control unit with proprietary ZF software provides vehicle manufacturers with a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.

CeTrax mid (in Development)

CeTrax midi is the fully integrated drive system for midibuses as well as light and medium trucks. Equipped with inverter and electronic control unit, it distributes the load over two idler shafts in a single housing. That enables highly efficient power shifts. The well proven electronic components from the passenger car sector are adapted especially for commercial vehicles.

AxTrax (in Development)

The electric drive axle AxTrax offers zero-emission driving and minimal noise emission – independently whether for battery vehicles, hybrid drives, fuel cell technology or upper pipings. It enables to trucks the entrance into zero-emission zones of the cities also in the future.

Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV)

Electro Hydraulic Steering
Hybrid Transmissions
Electronic Components
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue..

ReAX - Gear Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue.

eActivMode Power Steering Pump

The eActivMode energy efficient power steering pump is based on proven ZF vane pump technology. eActivMode increases fuel efficiency and reduces system temperatures; achieves its fuel savings and temperature reduction by utilizing unique dual mode flow logic. This flow logic is aligned to match steering system flow demand in the two primary operating states of commercial vehicles, engine idle and cruising speed. Using signals from the vehicle the eActivMode matches the flow demand to save energy

EPHS (in Development)

ZF’s EPHS Electrically Powered Hydraulic Steering Pump allows flexibility in vehicle design. EPHS can be used within current vehicle architecture to provide hydraulic power steering in vehicles with hybrid and engine off operations or full electric powertrains.
Hybrid Transmissions

TraXon Hybrid

The modern TraXon transmission system in combination with a powerful hybrid module enables electric or electrically supported driving. In inner-city operation the combustion engine can be uncoupled for locally zero-emission and fuel-saving driving. In the long-distance traffic the boost function improves the driving dynamics.
Electronic Components

EST 54

The electronic control unit ZF EST 54 is already proven in the EcoLife transmission. It communicates via SAE-J-1939-Standard with driveline and vehicle components and has a diagnosis interface. The software can be adapted vehicle-specific. Using the telematics platform ZF Openmatics, varied additional functions are possible.

Inverter for Electric Driven Commercial Vehicles

The high voltage inverters used by ZF dispose of a nominal voltage of from 350 to 650 volts. They control the asynchronous motors of the ZF drives and are optimized on the electric drive system.

Terminal Yard Tractors

Electro Hydraulic Steering
Electric Drives
Electronic Components
Electro Hydraulic Steering

ReAX - Column Mounted

ZF’s ReAX adaptive steering technology utilizes market leading automotive electric steering technology to optimize steering performance in commercial vehicles. This system adapts to signals from the vehicle and analyzes driver input to provide smoother, more precise steering, helping to improve performance and reduce driver fatigue..
Electric Drives

CeTrax

The CeTrax electric central drive can be integrated simply into vehicle designs with a conventional driveline layout and is suitable for mid-range delivery trucks. The ZF system with inverter and the EST 54 electronic control unit with proprietary ZF software provides vehicle manufacturers with a system package that is designed for cost-effectiveness and efficiency.
Electronic Components

Inverter for Electric Driven Commercial Vehicles

The high voltage inverters used by ZF dispose of a nominal voltage of from 350 to 650 volts. They control the asynchronous motors of the ZF drives and are optimized on the electric drive system.

EST 54

The electronic control unit ZF EST 54 is already proven in the EcoLife transmission. It communicates via SAE-J-1939-Standard with driveline and vehicle components and has a diagnosis interface. The software can be adapted vehicle-specific. Using the telematics platform ZF Openmatics, varied additional functions are possible.

Forklifts

Electric Drives
Electro Mechanical Steering
Electric Drives

eTRAC Electric Driveline Solutions

ZF develops and produces drives for electric lift trucks under the eTRAC range. It includes transmission systems for electric counter-balance lift trucks and for applications in warehouse technology, such as lifting working platforms, electric tractors, cleaning vehicles, driverless transport systems and other special applications. The product portfolio covers axle drives, bevel gear drives, servomotors and steering sensors as well as single and twin motor drives.
Electro Mechanical Steering

Electromechanical Steering eSTEER

Electromechanical steerings will soon replace the current hydrostatic steering systems in frontwheel-driven counterbalance lift trucks. The electric lift truck is thus consistently following the path trodden in the car industry a few years ago: substitution of hydraulic steering by energy-efficient electrical steering systems. ZF offers electromechanical solutions for both 3- as well as 4-wheel counterbalance lift trucks.

From Light Vans to City Buses to Heavy Trucks

Electric drivelines from ZF for all vehicle types

From light vans to city buses to heavy duty trucks – ZF offers a wide variety of systems for electric drivelines. In this context, the company’s range of products covers every stage of electrification. The hybrid module of the ZF 8P automatic transmission is available both in a mild version with an additional 20 kW of electric power and with 90 kW for driving completely electrically. Electric rear axle modules such as mSTARS (passenger cars) or AxTrax AVE (trucks, buses) can replace a conventional rear axle in existing vehicle platforms and make emission-free driving possible. CeTrax is a central electric drive specially developed for commercial vehicles.