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January 29, 2021 1:15 PM, EST

Dana Expands Line of Electric Motors, Inverters

Dana signage at eventDana's logo at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

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Dana Inc. announced an expanded family of TM4 Sumo HP electric motors and inverters specifically designed for battery-electric, range-extended and fuel-cell vehicles.

The technologies are engineered to enable direct-drive, series-hybrid, or parallel-hybrid applications, are currently available to original equipment manufacturers for testing and are scheduled for production in the first half of 2021.

They are intended to allow OEMs to replace internal combustion-based components with a compact, highly efficient package that does not require major modifications.

Dana TM4

TM4 Sumo HP by Dana Inc.

It can therefore be coupled to diesel engines, natural gas engines and multispeed transmissions, as well as integrated as part of an e-Axle in heavy-duty and off-highway applications, according to the Maumee, Ohio-based company.

“The demands of urban delivery trucks, city buses, longhaul trucks, and other high-power on- and off-highway vehicles require electrified solutions that meet their demanding duty cycles,” said Seth Metzger, senior vice president of electrification at Dana. — Transport Topics

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