Rheinmetall wins double-digit million euro order for high-voltage electric coolant pumps for electric trucks
Rheinmetall has won a new order for several hundred thousand CWA 2000 high-voltage electric coolant pumps. The order is worth a figure in the mid-two-digit million-euro range. This is the first order for the manufacturer’s electric truck division, marking a successful widening of the Group’s relationship with the customer, with which it has had a relationship for more than 20 years.
These high-voltage pumps are earmarked for use in 800V architecture. A glandless design combined with bearings composed of a special material optimized for cooling water applications, the pumps are practically impervious to wear and tear. The order includes provision of spare parts.
Production starts in 2025, with subsequent delivery extending over a six-year period through to 2030. In winning this contract, Rheinmetall overcame rival bids from well-known competitors. Additionally, the order paves the way for a further widening of ties with the customer also in the fuel cell application domain.
In addition to 400V solutions, 800V technology has since emerged as an industry standard in the e-mobility sector. The latter standard delivers greater everyday utility thanks to doubling the charging output to a computational 400kW, coupled with greater efficiency due to reduced electrical losses.
Particularly when it comes to commercial vehicles, range and efficiency are paramount concerns for manufacturers seeking a competitive edge. Moreover, this technology enables the use of thinner cables, resulting in savings with respect to installation space, weight, and precious metals, e.g., copper. Furthermore, lower heat loss means that the cooling system can be smaller yet more efficient.
Rheinmetall says that the new order highlights its successful pursuit of a strategy aimed at establishing itself in the forward-looking market for sustainable BEV technology, partly by leveraging existing ties to customers. Rheinmetall expects to see more orders in this segment in future.