Tresa Motors unveils e-axle with axial flux motor, electric truck trials to begin soon

The designed-and-manufactured-in-India DAX-1 electric axle integrates Tresa’s Flux 350 motor, motor controller, AMT gearbox and differential into a single compact unit. Tresa electric truck set to begin on-road trials.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 10 Sep 2023 Views icon21403 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Bengaluru-based Tresa Motors, which unveiled its first electric truck, the Model V0.1 built on its axial flux motor platform Flux 350, in July, has showcased the DAX-1 electric axle which integrates Tresa’s FLUX350 motor, motor controller, AMT gearbox and differential into a single compact unit.

According to Tresa Motors, its medium and heavy electric truck platform Model V0.1 is capable of carrying a load capacity ranging from 18 to 55 tons. DAX-1 is powered by Tresa’s FLUX350 platform motors, and these can operate within the range of 150Kw to 350Kw. Weighing just under 25kg, the motor can deliver up to 350 kW of power.

Tresa’s battery packs (Meg50), which offer a capacity of 50Kwh are fully submerged into di-electric liquid which, as per the company, provides 360-degree cooling to its cells and acts as a fire retardant.

The company’s flagship truck Model V0.1 also showcases the modularity of its battery packs and this allows the range to be expanded, even of the Model V even after the truck is purchased. Depending on the range and application, the Model V can carry up to 12 modules of Meg50.

In terms of driver comfort, the cabins of Model V are designed with central seating for drivers, providing a commanding view of the road ahead, are air conditioned and come equipped with airbags. They also leverage LIDAR and AI, offering the promise of being amongst the safest in the world.

The DAX 1 e-axle integrates Tresa’s Flux 350 motor, motor controller, AMT gearbox and differential into a single compact unit.

DAX-1 ELECTRIC AXLE: DESIGNED AND MADE IN INDIA

Vinod K Dasari, chairman of Tresa Motors said: "The surge in EV adoption is a testament to the growing awareness of both the environmental imperatives and the economic opportunities that electrification brings. At Tresa Motors, we are not just witnessing this change . . .  we are actively leveraging Indian ingenuity by not only making, but also designing in India. And at all time, our focus remains on enhancing profitability for our customers and comfort for the drivers."

Tresa Motors’ founder and CEO Rohan Shravan added, "It's worth noting that there are only a handful of companies in the world that are capable of manufacturing eAxles with axial flux motors for medium and heavy truck applications. Tresa Motors proudly stands as the sole manufacturer of the axial flux motor-powered eAxle in India, showcasing the nation's prowess in EV technology. With the launch of the Model V0.1, Tresa is inching closer to entering road trials with its partners.”

Tresa Motors, whose core competencies are in industrial design, electric powertrain and battery related technologies, is currently developing electric trucks in the 18T-55T GVW segment and unveiled its first vehicle, the Model V0.1 on July 3, 2023.

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