September 21, 2018 10:45 AM, EDT

Dana Showcases Expanded Range of Electric-Vehicle Systems, Components at IAA

Dana's heavy-duty, direct-drive electric powertrain Dana's heavy-duty, direct-drive electric powertrain. (Seth Clevenger/Transport Topics)

HANOVER, Germany — Dana Inc. showcased a broad range of components and systems to support vehicle electrification at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

The supplier’s expanded capabilities reflect its recent acquisition of TM4, through which Dana added in-house design and manufacturing of electric motors, power inverters and control systems to its business.

Dana’s offerings on display at IAA here ranged from complete electric propulsion systems to individual components for hybrid and full battery-electric vehicles in the commercial-vehicle, off-highway and light-vehicle markets.

The company’s Spicer Electrified with TM4 product lineup included fully integrated electromechanical propulsion systems with gearboxes, electric motors, inverters and thermal-management technologies.

“Dana is uniquely equipped to provide full e-propulsion systems across all gross vehicle weight categories, platforms and architectures,” CEO Jim Kamsickas said.

Maumee, Ohio-based Dana acquired a 55% stake in TM4 from Hydro-Québec in June for about $127 million. Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer, maintained a 45% interest in TM4.

TM4, founded in 1998, is based in Boucherville, Québec.

Dana also launched its Spicer 175 series single drive axle at IAA.

The new axle, offering gear ratios from as low as 1.95:1 to 3.42:1, is ideal for European heavy-duty vehicles and also is well suited for other global applications, including North American linehaul trucks, Dana said.