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Dana completes purchase of Drive Systems segment of Oerlikon Group

Dana Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Drive Systems segment of the Oerlikon Group, including the Graziano and Fairfield brands. Dana says that this will create several opportunities for the company, including: Extending Dana’s current technology portfolio, especially in the area of high-precision helical gears for the light- and commercial-vehicle markets,

Dana launches total cost of ownership calculator

Dana Inc. has launched a total cost of ownership calculator for the commercial vehicle market. Fleets and independent operators can utilize this calculator to make comprehensive cost comparisons between traditional diesel platforms and full-electric powertrain solutions, Dana said. “Fleets are closely evaluating the costs to potentially transition from diesel to electric platforms as they seek

The present and future of electric axles

Axle manufacturers have been working on eAxle solutions for years, but in the time since these products came about, engineering innovation has only increased. So FE decided to check in with the makers of electric axles to see where these axles are now, and where they are going.

The expanding availability of electric vehicle technologies is poised to change the makeup of fleets

Driven by sustainability initiatives, fuel prices, environmental regulations and public demand, fleets are exploring, investing in and expanding their use of electric vehicles. What makes those objectives increasingly achievable is the growing number of light- and medium-duty commercial electric vehicle technology choices on the market today. Evolving in tandem with OEM electric vehicle offerings are

Focus on steer axles: The importance of application and how they work with brakes and tires

“Location, location, location” is a well-known real estate industry mantra; in the fleet world, we can change that to “application, application, application.” There’s no part or component on the truck that isn’t affected by the application the truck runs in, and this should be the first thing on any fleet manager’s mind when spec’ing a

Dana expands Spicer Select drivetrain product offerings

Dana Inc. has expanded its Spicer Select all-makes drivetrain portfolio to include additional u-joints for commercial-vehicle applications as well as new u-joint strap kits. With the addition of the strap kits, the Spicer Select offering provides a complete u-joint replacement package for a significant portion of over-the-road and vocational applications. “The expansion of the Spicer

Where should the motors go on electric truck axles?

There are three options currently being used for motor placement in an electric powertrain: centralized direct drive solutions, centralized motor with a gearbox or deep reduction axle gearing, or an e-axle in which the motor is placed directly onto the axle itself. According to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana, the latter

Application awareness is key when spec’ing axles

Application is key when spec’ing your truck’s components, and that goes for parts as big as the engine to those as small as wheel bearings. For now, let’s start at the beginning of the alphabet and talk about how application should affect your axle choice. First things first: The axle, of course, works very closely

Dana Spicer drive axles offered as standard on International MV Series

The Spicer single drive axles from Dana Inc. will be standard equipment on International MV Series medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series and RE Series models, the companies announced. The standard-product position is effective immediately and includes Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 Series. “Our medium-duty

Kenworth T270, T370 now standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-drive axles

Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks are now standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles. The Kenworth T270 features the Dana Spicer S17-140 rated at 16,000 lbs, while the Kenworth T370 is standard with the Dana Spicer S21-140 rated at 21,000 lbs. Dana Spicer S140 axles are designed to serve a wide range of

Kenworth T270 Dana Axle Standard
Hyliion acquires Gentherm battery division, announces partnerships with Dana, Toshiba

Hyliion has announced the acquisition of Gentherm’s battery division. The Gentherm battery system was already an important component of Hyliion’s 6x4HE hybrid solution, the company noted. “Batteries are a critical component of any hybrid vehicle. The acquisition provides us with control over the complete battery management supply chain from manufacturing and packaging to software development,”

Electric vehicle partners: Dana, Workhorse Group join forces on a new electric, city delivery vehicle

According to a recent U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report, the average cost of electricity for transportation is just under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour in the U.S. At approximately 60 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, that’s roughly $6, or six cents per mile for fuel. In comparison, a one-ton gasoline or diesel van getting