- To achieve 15-20% weight reduction of the rear axle.
- To achieve 30-40% reduction of friction losses.
2 Proto axles produced: 17% weight gain (65kg) and 28% reduction of losses (~1% Fuel Efficiency)
Implementation in Testing phase
- New axles include design changes proposed by M2i
- Target CO2 reduction: 30kton CO2/yr
- Reduction of significant losses in rear axle (3% fuel efficiency)
- Complex interdependent design
- Many conventional manufacturing processes