The progression to fully integrated e-Axles allows the traditional mechanical driveline system to be replaced with an electric motor integrated directly into the vehicle’s differential housing, Dana said. Nordresa’s electric powertrain controls will be a key feature of the new chassis, Dana added.
The Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle comprises an integrated motor, transmission and axle system. It is designed as a “drop-in” replacement for existing axles used in medium-duty truck and bus applications, Dana says. The e-Axle also incorporates a integrated parking mechanism (park pawl) that eliminates the need for an external solution on vehicles without a transmission, according to Dana.
Developed jointly, the electric Isuzu N-Series chassis can be used for box trucks, maintenance trucks, and more, according to the company. It is designed for a range up to 110 miles and peak power of 226 kW for grade startability of 20%.