SAF-Holland and British motor company AEM (State-of-the-art Electrical Devices) are collaborating on the suspension specialist’s electric axle system.

AEM is providing an electric motor for the SAF Trakr regenerative braking axle which does not call for any scarce earth or copper.

The two providers said every single tonne of extracted scarce earth materials creates high quantities of toxic and corrosive squander gases and acidic squander h2o.

Employing patented technologies, AEM’s motor is cost-free of scarce earth factors, these types of as the chemical factors neodymium and dysprosium. The company is also making an attempt to swap copper windings with aluminium to make improvements to recyclability. No copper would make the motor lighter with out minimizing general effectiveness.

The electric motor in the electric axle uses recuperation which converts the vehicle’s kinetic energy into electrical energy. This is stored in a lithium-ion battery and then employed for auxiliary units in the trailer, these types of as pumps or cooling programs. Recuperation as an additional source of energy era saves gas, when minimizing sounds and exhaust emissions.

AEM specialises in sustainable electric motors for automotive and transport while SAF-Holland would make chassis programs and components for trailers, vans and buses additionally fifth wheels, kingpins and landing gear.