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ZF and the E-HGVs

First they came for the humble toothbrush… then the family car. Now it seems the process of electrification has stretched out to include even the heaviest of vehicles on our roads. The increased popularity of electric and hybrid cars – such as the Toyota Prius – and indeed the proliferation of charging points on our […]

ZF wins big at commercial vehicle awards

  ZF Friedrichshafen AG has won big in an awards show run by three German commercial vehicle magazines. The German company, which Ecodrive partners as an authorised ZF DriveCentre in the UK, was named ‘Best Brand 2017’ in the commercial vehicle transmission category for a whopping 13th year in a row. ZF also won first […]

ZF-Intarder brake system celebrates one million units

The ZF-Intarder brake system, which is small enough to integrate into commercial vehicle transmissions, is celebrating a special anniversary after one million units were produced. The first ZF-Intarder rolled off the production line in 1992. It has proved a hit with commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators – mainly because of its environmental, cost and safety […]

New automatic ZF transmission has successful motorsport debut

A new automatic ZF transmission supplied to the BMW235i Racing Cup has had a successful race debut on the legendary Nürburgring in Germany. The 8P45R motorsport transmission is a lighter and more dynamic improvement on the 8HP predecessor which has been fitted onto this class of BMW race cars since the 2014 season. When it […]

ZF start mass producing a ground breaking hybrid transmission

ZF’s first plug-in hybrid transmission has entered global volume production. The 8-speed automatic transmission which is set to first feature in BMW’s new X5 xDrive40e comes with an integrated electric motor which will reduce standard fuel consumption by as much as 70 percent. This announcement is significant for ZF and the industry as a whole. […]

Product profile: ZF–AS Tronic lite

Following the popularity of our previous product profile on the AS-Tronic automatic transmission system, we’ve decided to write a profile about the transmission’s little brother – the AS-Tronic lite. As the name suggests, the lite version is a compact version of the trusty full-size AS-Tronic transmission system used in a wide variety of large commercial […]

Product profile: AS Tronic Transmission

Video Courtesy of ZF. ZF’s AS Tronic is a fully automated manual transmission designed specifically for commercial vehicles. It is a firm favourite amongst drivers and operators alike because of its reliability and fuel economy. It also tends to be safer, more comfortable and longer lasting than other transmissions. The original AS Tronic is now […]