A. Jansen B.V. and Smesh-E-Axle will enter into a pilot cooperation to test the innovative powertrain in practice.
A. Jansen B.V. has been offering sustainable and innovative solutions for infra, recycling and concrete for over 50 years. All disciplines under one roof and circularly connected. They process residual materials from recycling and infrastructure work into certified secondary raw materials for use in concrete products. By using their own transport, links in the chain are connected.
A. Jansen B.V. provides 1 or 2 trucks where the rear axle will be built in. The regular diesel driven trucks are monitored and followed with GPS techniques. This will also happen with the trucks with the Smesh-E-Axle. In this way we can compare a conventional truck with the same use, the same type of work, with the trucks powered by a Smesh-E-Axle. These comparisons should reveal whether the axle performs well and what, if anything, can be improved.
Mobility Lab Event
During the Mobility Lab Event on December 9, Rino Both, Marketing Manager Smesh-E-Axle and Han Heijsters, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at A. Jansen. B.V., spoke about the collaboration.
Rino: ”We were looking for people with common sense who see that our solution is the future. In A. Jansen B.V. we found such a party. In order to take our innovation a step further we will work together with pilot companies to prove the drive shaft in practice. We are looking forward to a good cooperation with A. Jansen B.V.”
Han: ”For A. Jansen B.V., sustainable business is an important pillar. We close chains by making concrete from recycled materials and transport it with our own transport, to save time and fuel. The economical and innovative drive shaft of Smesh-E-Axle is a promising system to bring sustainable transport a big step further. We are happy to work on that.”
Testing in practise
In December, the Smesh-E-Axle prototype will undergo independent performance testing at the GreenMot automotive test center in France, including using standardized VECTO drive cycles from a 40-ton electric truck.
After the testing process at Greenmot, the next step is to test and validate the Smesh-E-Axle in practice.