ZeroAvia has been testing a 600-kilowatt truck motor for the past few months. The tests have gone smoothly so far, and they were looking to release this new powertrain option in 2020. This 600-kilowatt engine is said to be more powerful than anything available on the market today, which means that it should provide some significant fuel savings and a great deal of power for large vehicles like trucks.
ZeroAvia´s 600-kilowatt truck motor is designed to be a drop-in replacement for the Cummins X15 engine. This means that it can easily replace an existing powertrain, and it won’t require any modifications to the rest of the vehicle. The technology uses two eASIC crypto engines in order to encrypt data as part of its security features (Aero-mag).
The outstanding engine also features a high-security data bus, which sends information from the powertrain to crucial components to keep them secure. In addition, it also features a high-security process bus, which allows all of the data to be encrypted and secure. The aviation company is expecting this engine will help with compliance standards such as ISO 26262 safety standards, making it safe for use in automated vehicles. At ZeroAvia, the tests have gone smoothly so far because they could utilize their existing EV technology from previous projects that had been proven successful on other trucks. Instead of the current conventional fuel, the plane will run on green hydrogen with water vapour as the emissions.
The goal at ZeroAvia aviation company was to provide better fuel savings and an increase in power since most commercial truck owners demand both things out of their engines today. This 600-kilowatt motor provides both options while using less space than traditional internal combustion engines (ICEs) due to its unique hydrogen fuel cell design. This new system at ZeroAvia is designed for use with electric trucks because it can be configured as a range extender that provides juice when needed, or it can work on its own when there is no need for an extra boost of energy. It has been tested extensively over the past few months and was found to provide significant savings in fuel costs while maintaining impressive performance capabilities.