Dana Introduces Spicer Electrified Portfolio | Construction News

Dana Inc. has introduced the Spicer Electrified portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies that advance electric propulsion systems. The portfolio complements the company’s battery-cooling solutions offered under the Long brand portfolio.

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 and leverage the company’s vast experience in chassis drivetrain applications. 

Dana is also working with automotive manufacturers to develop all-wheel-drive (AWD) e-axles that deliver superior performance, packaging, and reliability, while meeting 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.Pyle was recently designated to lead Dana’s enterprise strategy for electric and hybrid 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,” he added.