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Dana introduces Spicer Electrified e-Transmissions for commercial vehicles

May 3, 2023
The company's e-Transmissions have been designed for efficiency, startability, gradeability, and road speed.

Dana Incorporated, a supplier of electric systems for medium-and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, is expanding its Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain offerings to include a family of e-Transmissions for a wide variety of medium-duty electric-vehicle applications.

“Dana’s commitment to providing sustainable solutions for clean transportation is reinforced by the development of Zero-6 e-Transmissions,” said Ryan Laskey, senior vice president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems. “This new technology is a significant step towards further electrifying the medium-duty commercial vehicle market, and we are proud to be at the forefront of this revolution.”

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Accommodating a gross vehicle weight rating up to 59,500 lbs., the Zero-6 e-Transmission series will be available in two models, the eS4700t and the eS7900t, offering 4,700 and 7,900 Nm of output torque, respectively. The new e-Transmission accommodates a diverse range of medium-duty applications, such as straight trucks, walk-in vans, refuse trucks, utility trucks, platform trucks, and more.

The technology will launch on a global electric vehicle platform in early 2024.

According to the company, Spicer Electrified Zero-6 e-Transmissions optimize operating range and vehicle performance for applications ideally suited to a central drive e-Propulsion system with a conventional axle and driveshaft layout.

The new e-Transmissions feature:

  • Dana high-efficiency motor and integrated inverter system with silicon carbide technology and MOSFET power modules
  • Electromechanical actuation system, with a patented Dana Graziano clutch design, to maximize shift smoothness and efficiency
  • Optimized three-speed system with Ravigneaux gearing designed to offer power density and productivity across a wide range of vehicles
  • Dana’s OpenECU platform, leveraged across all Dana e-Propulsion technologies, to deliver control software, functional safety readiness up to ASIL C, and compliance with the vehicle cybersecurity engineering standard ISO/SAE 21434 and the UNR 155/156 regulations

Dana’s Spicer Electrified Zero-6 e-Transmission will be on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo, May 1-4, in Dana’s booth, 5621.

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