Commercial vehicles are generally classified in the U.S. according to the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Light-duty pickups start in class 1; the heaviest pickup trucks are included in class 6. While private buyers prefer light-duty pickups such as the Chevrolet Colorado, the Ford F-150 or the RAM 1500 in classes 1 and 2, medium-duty pickup trucks tend to be used for commercial applications. These medium-duty pickups in particular form the main target group for ZF’s electric drive solution tailored to the U.S. market. This primarily involves pickups in classes 2b (from 8,500 pounds/3.8 tons) to 6 (maximum 26,000 pounds/12 tons). ZF's future aim is to substitute today's familiar high-volume internal combustion engines in the U.S. with a powerful electric drive. This goes by the name of ZF eBeam Axle: A solid axle with integrated electric drive.