Prestolite Electric, a manufacturer of alternators, starters and new energy solutions, and its parent company Zhongshan Broad-Ocean Motor Co., will participate in the development of advanced technologies in support of the SuperTruck II program.
Prestolite will work to develop the next generation of rotating electric technologies through the program and make use of its parent company’s manufacturing capabilities and experience with electric vehicles to innovate.
“This activity illustrates our commitment to engineering innovative products and solutions for the Class 8 market in North America and around the world,” said Nick Laenen, vice president of sales and marketing, North America, South America and Australia for Prestolite Electric.
The SuperTruck II program was created by the U.S. Department of Energy to demonstrate the most efficient technological capabilities of commercial truck manufacturers and parts makers. It aims to spur development and research in the industry.
The Prestolite and Leece-Neville product line includes high-output alternators and gear reduction starter motors for on- and off-highway trucks, military applications, mining vehicles, school and city buses, motor coaches and other uses.
Broad-Ocean is a global supplier of motors, alternators, and starters to multiple markets, including appliance, air handling, and commercial transportation.