Dana, Motiv Power Systems collaborate on all-electric e-axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 Chassis

Dana, Motiv Power Systems collaborate on all-electric e-axle on Ford Super Duty F-550 Chassis

Dana Incorporated and Motiv Power Systems have announced a collaboration to integrate Dana’s Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle on the Ford F-550 chassis for use in commercial fleet applications.

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Dana Inc. and Motiv Power Systems have announced a collaboration to integrate Dana’s Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle on the Ford F-550 chassis for use in commercial fleet applications.

By replacing the traditional mechanical driveline with an electric motor integrated directly into the vehicle’s differential housing, the e-Axle provides greater design flexibility for battery placement and truck body attachment, Dana says. In addition to Dana’s e-Axle technology, the chassis features Motiv’s electric powertrain controls.

The Spicer Electrified eS9000r consists of an integrated motor, transmission, and axle system, and is designed as a “drop-in” replacement for existing axles used in medium-duty truck and bus applications. The vehicle is designed with a range of up to 90 miles and peak power of 226 kW for grade startability of 20%, Dana says. Dana’s e-Axle includes an integrated parking mechanism (park pawl) that eliminates the need for an external solution, according to the company.

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