19 Mar 2020


Dana Incorporated is starting production of its Spicer Electrified eS9000r e-Axle for Class 4 and 5 commercial fleet applications. The new axle is designed for medium-duty truck and bus applications and is based on the Spicer S110, S111, and S130 rear drive axle platforms, and is engineered as a fully integrated e-Axle, including a gearbox and motor.

The eS9000r can be incorporated into most existing chassis. The batteries van be located between the frame rails to simplify truck or bus body positioning. The eS9000r axle also incorporates Dana's patent-pending electronically controlled parking pawl system. "The eS9000r e-Axle is built on our distinguished single drive axle and e-Powertrain platform, offering a streamlined electronic propulsion system," according to Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems, in the press release.

The eS9000r e-Axle is engineered as a drop-in solution for existing suspensions and includes numerous innovative features such as water glycol-cooled Dana TM4 SUMO LD motor and Dana TM4 CO150 inverter; maximum power of 237 kW at 650 VDC for grade startability of 20 percent; battery input of 450 to 750 VDC; and system weight with disc brakes of only 370 kg (815 lbs).

Dana was founded in 1904 and employs more than 36,000 people. Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, and with locations in 34 countries across six continents, the company reported sales of $8.6 billion in 2019.

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