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Linamar enters eAxle system contract with Workhorse Group

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Production will begin in mid-2023 in Linamar's facilities in Guelph, Ont.

eLIN (CNW Group/Linamar Corporation)

GUELPH — Linamar Corporation has secured a new eAxle system contract with Workhorse Group for commercial vehicle delivery trucks.

Linamar’s eLIN Group designed and developed the Medium Duty beam axle propulsion system.

The company says this is its first major eAxle contract with a commercial vehicle OEM and builds upon the previous light vehicle eAxle segment. Linamar will be the Tier 1 supplier for the complete beam eAxle system.

“This is an exciting new project for Linamar,” said Linda Hasenfratz, Linamar’s executive chair and CEO.


“Our eLIN Group’s beam eAxle product lines have been gaining attention within the commercial vehicle space for some time now.”

eLIN has a range of eAxle solution offerings for the passenger car, commercial vehicle, and other mobility markets. The commercial vehicle beam eAxle portfolio offers solutions for applications in the Class 2 through 6 vehicle sizes.

The Medium Duty eAxle is suited for the Class 5 to 6 truck category, providing customers with an electric driveline solution, ample packaging space remaining for the battery pack.

Production will begin in mid-2023 in Linamar’s facilities in Guelph, Canada.


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