Dana Inc. will provide its Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion solution with integrated TM4 Sumo HP motor-inverter system to power Class 8 tractor-trailer units that will move freight year-round between Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, Canada.
The trucks are part of a three-year, $11.2 million Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project, which involves the design and manufacture of heavy-duty, extended-range, hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks, Dana says.
The trucks, developed for Alberta’s operating environment, will be 64-ton (gross vehicle weight) B-train tractor-trailers capable of traveling up to 430 miles between refueling. They will be operated by Alberta trucking companies Trimac Transportation and Bison Transport. At the conclusion of the project, the trucks will have carried approximately 12 million ton-miles of freight.
AZETEC will test hydrogen as a zero-emissions alternative fuel to diesel for freight transportation, along with the refueling infrastructure and other systems that would be required for Alberta to implement this new fuel solution. The three-year project also will investigate the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and airborne pollutants in Alberta’s freight transportation sector.