Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) has introduced a new portfolio of integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies for electric propulsion systems. The new Spicer Electrified products are designed to address each of the company’s end markets – light, commercial, and off-highway vehicles – and to complement its Long line of battery-cooling solutions.
Currently in production, the Spicer EV Drive for electric vans manages speed and torque from the e-motor to the wheels. Planned for launch in 2018, Dana’s new e-axles for electric transit buses and city delivery vehicles feature a fully integrated motor and gear box (pictured above).
Dana is also working with automotive manufacturers to develop AWD e-axles that meet customer demand for AWD functionality paired with traditional front-wheel-drive hybrids.
“Dana began developing electric-driveline concepts 50 years ago. Since then, we have been a leader in bringing new mechanical and electric drive simulations, systems, and controls to the marketplace,” said Bob Pyle, President of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies. “Our Spicer Electrified brand is the result of a comprehensive strategy to leverage Dana’s experience and research across all vehicle markets to accelerate the introduction of cleaner, more efficient drivetrain components for electric and hybrid vehicles.”