Dana on electrification

US-based drivetrain supplier, Dana, unveiled its Spicer Electrified with TM4 portfolio, including fully integrated electro-mechanical propulsion systems featuring gearboxes, electric motors, inverters and thermal-management technologies at the IAA Commercial Vehicles Show.

Ranging from complete systems and modular solutions to individual sub-system components, Dana aims to support its customers in developing series and parallel hybrid configurations up to full battery-electric vehicles. Dana’s electrified product offerings are able to meet the diverse architecture and platform requirements of its broad customer base in the light vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway markets.  

“Dana is uniquely equipped to provide full e-Propulsion systems across all gross vehicle weight categories, platforms, and architectures,” said Dana President and CEO, Jim Kamsickas. “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 revolutionising power conveyance and positioning Dana as a leader in the evolution of mobility.”

Leveraging more than 20 years of vehicle electrification experience, Dana is able to meet region-specific requirements across the globe through its 23 worldwide technology centres and 140 operations in 33 countries. 

With the recent acquisition of TM4, Dana’s electrification capabilities now include in-house design and manufacturing for electric motors, power inverters, and control systems. Combined with Dana’s existing core expertise in driveline, sealing, and thermal management, the company employs a systems-focused approach to ePropulsion, guiding electric and hybrid vehicle development for enhanced performance, packaging optimization, and reduced system weight. 

Dana can reportedly facilitate complete systems integration with guidance on vehicle configuration, system software analysis, and customisation. The company’s state-ofthe-art technology centres are actively involved in the comprehensive validation of electrified systems, employing the use of electric vehicle dynamometers to test the full electrified system, including the axle, electric motor and inverter. 

“Dana engineers have designed driveline solutions for some of the largest and most challenging vehicle applications for more than a century,” said Dana Chief Technology Officer, Christophe Dominiak. “Our capabilities across three-end markets enables Dana to deliver scalable solutions for our customers in the light vehicle, commercial vehicle and off-highway segments.”

Earlier this month, Dana CEO, Kim Kamisickas, shared his thoughts on the US trade war.

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