Dana, an Ohio-based company that designs propulsion systems for heavy-duty vehicles, introduced the Spicer Electrified with TM4 e-Hub Drive at the recent Bauma construction machinery trade fair in China.
The drive is designed for underground mining trucks, large wheel loaders and reach stackers. It features Spicer axles, Brevini planetary drive designs, TM4 electric motors and Dana’s control technology.
The drive is in the pre-production and field testing stage, but the company expects it to be available for production by the end of this year.
Dana CTO Christophe Dominiak said he expects the drive to match the arduous demands of heavy-duty vehicles. “The ultimate measure of hybrid and electric technologies is their ability to meet the rigorous performance expectations of off-highway vehicles at the work site. This e-Hub drive illustrates how rapidly and effectively Dana has capitalized on our strategy to produce hybrid and electric propulsion solutions that perform in the harshest work environments anywhere in the world.”