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Dana, Switch Mobility partner on electrified commercial vehicles

Dana Inc., a manufacturer of drivetrain and e-propulsion systems, and Switch Mobility Ltd., the electrified commercial vehicles company and subsidiary of Ashok Leyland Ltd, a commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced the signing of a strategic agreement between the two entities. Under the terms of the agreement, Dana will make a strategic investment in Switch Mobility and

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Dana acquires Pi Innovo LLC

Dana Inc. has acquired Pi Innovo LLC, an embedded software solutions company that develops electronic control units to support the light vehicle, commercial vehicle and off-highway markets. Dana previously held a non-controlling interest. Dana says the acquisition of Pi Innovo, which is headquartered near Detroit, enables the company to increase its in-house electrodynamics capabilities and

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The coming of the e-axle age

As a highly efficient power source for propelling electric vehicles, truck e-axles must be designed to go beyond providing torque and power to also balance performance, durability and reliability with maximum time on the road per charge. That’s according to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana. “E-axles have continued to advance in

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Dana adds Spicer Select light-duty center support bearings coverage

Dana Inc. has added new coverage to its Spicer Select light-vehicle center bearings line, including high VIO (vehicles in operations) applications such as the 1999-2007 Chevrolet Silverado trucks, as well as fleet-managed, last-mile delivery applications like the Dodge and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. The company says that premium-grade Spicer Select light-vehicle center bearings feature brackets made

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Dana unveils expanded TM4 Sumo HP motor and inverter series

Dana Inc. has unveiled an expanded family of Dana TM4 Sumo HP electric motors and inverters, including the HV1000 and HV2500. The TM4 SUMO family is specifically designed for battery-electric, range-extended and fuel-cell vehicles. The company says these high-performance motors and inverters are engineered to offer maximum flexibility, enabling direct-drive, series-hybrid or parallel-hybrid applications. The

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Push it real good: The role of pusher axles in trucking

As someone who hasn’t lived under a rock for the past 30 years, it’s fair to speculate you’re familiar with Salt-N-Pepa’s 1987 mega-hit “Push It.” And as a fleet manager, I’ll venture that whenever you hear it, there’s one component you can’t get off your mind for the rest of the day: pusher axles (if

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Are pusher axles a good fit for over-the-road trucks?

Traditionally, pusher axles have been used primarily in vocational applications to distribute the vehicle weight and ensure the other axles are not overloaded. Tony Sablar, Peterbilt vocational marketing manager, says a pusher’s on-highway use has been considered limited because tractor-trailers typically won’t be overloading the other axles. However, in recent years, over-the-road applications like linehaul

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Preassembled Kits Offer an Efficient Driveline Rebuild

To keep your business moving forward, you need to be able to service or rebuild commercial vehicle drivelines as efficiently as possible. Choose a preassembled kit for your next rebuild, and stop wasting time and money ordering and stocking individual parts. From shipping the goods we want across the country, to delivering food, to public

Dana to acquire portion of Modine Manufacturing Company

Dana Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a portion of the thermal-management business of Modine Manufacturing Co.’s automotive segment. Dana says the transaction will strengthen Dana’s Power Technologies business unit. The agreed purchase price is $1 with the assumption of certain financial liabilities. Subject to customary regulatory approvals and other closing conditions, the

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Dana recognized with Drivetrain Component of the Year award

Dana Inc. has been awarded the Drivetrain Component of the Year Award for its Spicer TE50 powershift transmission at the 2020 Diesel Progress Summit and Awards. The 2020 Diesel Progress Summit recognizes commercially available drivetrain components used in a conventional powertrain application, including transmissions, powertrain components, axles, hydraulics and wheels. Designed for large load haul

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Dana makes investment in embedded software solutions/ECU provider Pi Innovo LLC

Dana Inc. has acquired a non-controlling stake in Pi Innovo LLC, a provider of embedded software solutions and electronics control units for the light vehicle, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets. Dana says that the investment in Pi Innovo will further enable the company to enhance its in-house electric-vehicle capabilities by providing turnkey software and control

Dana bolsters Victor Reinz brand in North America

Dana Inc. says it has committed to the Victor Reinz brand to ensure that the sealing technologies are available to the North American aftermarket. “With more than 30,000 SKUs globally and a focus on problem-solving applications, Victor Reinz is well positioned to lead the way as the premier aftermarket gasket and sealing provider in North

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