Dana, Switch Mobility Partner on Electrified Commercial Vehicles

Dana signage at event
John Sommers II for Transport Topics

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Dana Inc. has signed a strategic agreement with Switch Mobility to help advance electrified commercial vehicles, the companies announced July 30.

Switch Mobility is an electric vehicle manufacturer and subsidiary of the commercial vehicle manufacturer Ashok Leyland. Dana will make a strategic investment in the company under the terms of the agreement and become its preferred supplier of electric drivetrain components.

“Light commercial vehicles and buses continue to present significant opportunities as they lead the commercial-vehicle segment’s shift to fully electrified platforms,” Dana CEO James Kamsickas said in a statement. “We are pleased to extend our relationships with our long-standing customers, Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility, as they continue to grow and implement their next-generation, road-proven technology that will enable a direct, positive impact on delivering sustainable urban e-mobility.”

The drivetrain components will cover electric buses and commercial vehicle and includes e-axles, gearboxes, motors, inverters, software and controls, and electronics cooling. Switch Mobility Chairman Dheeraj Hinduja believes the partnership will help accelerate the process of reaching zero-carbon mobility globally.

“We have an ambitious plan to be leading the zero-carbon mobility globally through positioning innovative products and solutions,” Hinduja said. “Through the synergy between us and with our shared aspirations, I am confident we will enhance our product offerings significantly and extend our market footprints in many new geographies.” — Transport Topics

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