Everyone is talking about electric mobility. This trend is continuing not only in the automotive industry, also for 'off-road' and for specialty vehicles. Modern vehicles ought to be fast and efficient and – particularly important today – clean and quiet. In line with the motto "ZF electrifies everything", the product portfolio therefore includes purely electrical and hybrid solutions also for special vehicle segments.
The central electric drive CeTrax allows vehicles to drive locally with zero emissions. Due to its “plug-and-drive” approach, CeTrax can be integrated into existing vehicle platforms without the need to make major changes to the chassis, axles or differential. The scope of delivery of the system also includes drive control and inverters, which gives manufacturers an optimally coordinated overall solution in terms of performance, efficiency and service life. In addition, the electric central drive operates almost silently and thus complies with legal noise restrictions even at night.
In order to master the meter-high dunes and stony canyons of the Dakar off-road rally, ZF developed a new hybrid driveline. The system, consisting of the central electric axle drive CeTrax Lite RS, of integrated power electronics and hybrid control unit, turns the rally truck into an all-wheel off-road vehicle in conjunction with the automatic transmission and transfer case. With an additional 1,400 Nm of torque, a continuous output of 80 kW and 150 kW of peak power, CeTrax Lite RS supports the diesel main unit and provides the rally truck with additional power.