500,000 ZF TraXon transmissions built in Friedrichshafen since 2014

By Bradley Osborne - 18th May 2022

500,000 ZF TraXon transmissions built in Friedrichshafen since 2014

Germany – Mid-April 2022 saw ZF Friedrichshafen AG, a manufacturer of automotive components and systems, announce it had made 500,000 ‘TraXon’ automatic transmissions for heavy-duty vehicles since production began in 2014 at its Friedrichshafen headquarters in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. 

TraXon boasts 99.7% efficiency in direct drive and a 12.83 Nm per kg ratio with either 12 or 16 forward gears. It is billed as a lighter, more efficient, and less expensive automated transmission system, with reduced fuel consumption of up to 8% compared to a manual transmission. It was recently bestowed with the “Reliable and Efficient Transmission System 2022 Award” at a ceremony (called “Discover Trust”) in China, adding to several “Best Brand” awards already given by readers of EuroTransportMedia (ETM). 

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