They might have made their name in the traditional heavy-duty truck industry; however, Dana has been at the forefront of electric vehicle technology development.
Dana recently made a big investment in rivals, GKN Driveline, and have now used the IAA Commercial Vehicle show in Germany to show their electrified product portfolio.
Marketed as ‘Spicer Electrified’ the components on show included fully integrated electro-mechanical propulsion systems such as gearboxes, electric motors, inverters, and thermal-management technologies.
Dana saying their tech is ready to support customers configurations ranging from hybrid to fully electric powertrains.
Drawing a lot of attention at the show was the just-launched Spicer 175 series single-drive axle.
Seen above, the axle is designed for heavy-duty trucks, both European and North American, with power outputs up to 600hp/2,750Nm.
It will be offered with gear ratios from 1.95:1 to 3.42:1 and has its own autonomous lube management system.
“Dana is uniquely equipped to provide full e-Propulsion systems across all gross vehicle weight categories, platforms, and architectures,” – Jim Kamsickas, Dana President and CEO.
“From fully integrated e-Propulsion systems that include electric motors, inverters, gearboxes, and thermal management, to individual subsystem components designed to meet the individual requirements of a customer’s vehicle, our Spicer Electrified with TM4 solutions are revolutionizing power conveyance and positioning Dana as a leader in the evolution of mobility.”
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