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.