Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Electrified Powertrain Underscores Larger Transition in Industry

Hyliion truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck on display at an industry show in 2018. Hyliion calls its longhaul, fully electric powertrain the Hypertruck Electric Range Extender (ERX). (Hyliion)

Hyliion Inc.’s Class 8 long-range electric powertrain underscores the transition period of multiple alternative powertrains is at hand. And the powertrain, whose batteries are charged by an undersized natural gas engine, could prove to be an important step toward carbon-free over-the-road transportation, experts said.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
June 30, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Hyliion Makes Gains With Hybrid Electrification

Hyllion truck A Hyliion truck at the company's 80,000-square-foot plant in Austin, Texas. (Hyliion)

Hyliion CEO and founder Thomas Healy said the company anticipates receiving more investment funds soon. It built an 80,000-square-foot plant, and trucks with its e-axle have accumulated more than 1 million miles of real-world travel as fleets begin to see hybrid-electric powertrains as a timely choice for improved fuel efficiency. And yet, he sometimes feels as if he is on the industry sidelines.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
November 13, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Hyliion Acquires Gentherm’s Battery Division

Hyliion heavy-duty truck A Hyliion heavy-duty truck outside the ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. (Hyliion)

Heavy-duty vehicle supplier Hyliion has acquired the battery division of Gentherm Inc., a move intended to consolidate control of its battery technology supply chain that underpins its 6X4HE hybrid-electric axle.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
July 30, 2018
Business, Equipment

Hyliion Introduces Hybrid-Electric Axle System for Longhaul Trucks

Hyliion CEO Thomas Healy Healy by Joseph Terry/Transport Topics

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hyliion announced its 6X4HE System, built around a hybrid-electric axle, is available for longhaul trucks, including as a retrofit.

October 21, 2017
Business, Equipment

Hyliion Receives $21 Million to Fund Production of E-Axle

Hyliion has received $21 million to fund production and technology development for its electric drive axle for Class 8 commercial vehicles, the company announced Sept. 20.

September 25, 2017