Dana’s Spicer Electrified™ Motor and Inverter System to Power New Ultra4™ EV Race Series

MAUMEE, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Dana Incorporated today announced that its Spicer Electrified™ motor and inverter system will be featured on the custom performance vehicles competing in the new Ultra4™ electrified vehicle (EV) racing series. The announcement was made during the annual King of the Hammers™ event held Jan. 27-Feb. 5 in Johnson Valley, California.

“Dana has been at the forefront of developing and manufacturing electrified vehicle powertrains for trucks and off-road vehicles, making partnering with the Ultra4 racing series an excellent showcase for our products,” said Seth Metzger, senior vice president of electrification for Dana. “This program raises awareness of the unique capabilities of electrification and provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation of enthusiasts, racers, and engineers as electric vehicles become more attainable for everyone.”

“As a leading supplier in the light-vehicle-truck market, Dana developed the powerful Spicer Electrified TM4 SUMO LD motor and inverter system to be durable and tough. It is ideal for the rugged off-road vehicles that will compete in this exciting new series,” continued Metzger. “Together with our integration partner Hypercraft, we are looking forward to the chance to showcase how well electrification performs in the extreme conditions that Ultra4 Racing presents.”

With the TM4 SUMO LD™ system, vehicles can reach peak power of up to 270 kW, peak torque of up to 950 Nm, and operating speed up to 8,600 RPM. Designed and validated as per axle mount requirements, the TM4 SUMO LD system also offers seamless integration into Dana axles. The system is designed to interface directly with standard rear differentials, and/or gearboxes, and/or e-axles and consists of multiple high torque permanent magnet motor and inverter combinations that offer cost-effective solutions to vehicle electrification.

For the Ultra4 racing series, Dana joined forces with integration partner Hypercraft, an electric vehicle industry supplier of complete, turn-key electric vehicle powertrain systems for manufacturers of high-performance vehicles. Their mission is to show the world that electric vehicle technology is viable today, eliminating pollution, noise, and maintenance costs associated with gas-powered engines.

The King of The Hammers event takes place each year in February on public lands in Johnson Valley, California. The race has evolved from 12 teams racing for bragging rights and a case of beer, to more than 500 teams competing before more than 50,000 fans in person and nearly three million watching online. Due to the incredible success of King of The Hammers event, Hammerking has created an Ultra4 racing series with eleven races held throughout the country. The first electrified vehicle race will be held later this year.

About Dana Incorporated

Dana is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe. The company is shaping sustainable progress through its conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer with drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies, including software and controls; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.

Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, the company reported sales of $7.1 billion in 2020 with 38,000 associates in 33 countries across six continents. Founded in 1904, Dana was named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022” by Newsweek for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. The company is driven by a high-performance culture that focuses on valuing others, inspiring innovation, growing responsibly, and winning together, earning it global recognition as a top employer. Learn more at dana.com.

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Dana TM4 to Establish New Electrodynamics Facility in Åmål, Sweden

– Company breaks ground on highly automated e-Manufacturing site

– Investment supports Dana’s commitment to a sustainable future

– Project receives $10.7 million in business development grants

– Dana extends more than 100-year history of operating in Sweden

MAUMEE, Ohio, Nov. 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that its Dana TM4 joint venture is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Åmål, Sweden that will initially produce electric motors for the mobility industry.  This $50 million fully sustainable operation has received $10.7 million in support from the Swedish business development community.  This new facility further boosts Dana’s ability to deliver clean-energy technologies and fully integrated e-Propulsion systems across all mobility markets.

This new operation will add to Dana’s portfolio of global electrodynamic facilities and will be the company’s largest of these facilities in Europe.  With more than half of Dana’s three-year new business backlog coming from e-Propulsion products, the company is increasing its capacity to deliver electric components and systems in the region.  These will support vehicles ranging from light vehicles to medium- and heavy-duty trucks to large construction equipment. 

“At Dana we are focused on delivering technologies that support the advancement of electrified vehicles that are also designed and manufactured with sustainability in mind.  Sweden is a leader in renewable energy, with 98 percent of energy production being fossil free, which enables us to build our products using a more sustainable footprint in support of a zero-emissions future,” said Antonio Valencia, president of Dana Power Technologies and Global Electrification.  “Our localized electrodynamic manufacturing strategy empowers our customers in Europe to accelerate their electrification journey across multiple vehicle platforms and segments.”

Supported by a robust supply chain and highly automated manufacturing methods, the facility is expected to open in late 2022 and will produce a range of Dana TM4 Motive high-speed electric motors for vehicles that will begin production in the first half of 2023.  The Dana TM4 Motive series permanent-magnet electric motors are designed as an efficient solution to meet the highest standards for efficiency, reliability, and performance. 

“Transforming the vehicle manufacturing supply chain is critical in the shift to electric transport and I warmly welcome this investment by Dana, one of the world’s leading suppliers to the mobility industry. The new production facility in Åmål will add cutting-edge expertise to Sweden’s electromobility cluster while giving local employment a significant boost from the creation of highly skilled, future-focused jobs,” said Anna Hallberg, Minister for Foreign Trade and Nordic Affairs.  

“Dana Incorporated is one of the world’s top 40 global vehicle parts suppliers whose products have helped to drive history’s greatest vehicles, including the iconic Model T Ford.  I am delighted that Sweden can be a springboard for Dana as the company accelerates into the electric era. Allow me to extend our warmest welcome to the entire Dana team and to congratulate Åmål Municipality on this significant investment in Sweden’s e-mobility cluster,” said Jan Larsson, CEO, Business Sweden.

“This new facility builds on Dana’s more than a century of manufacturing in Sweden and will serve a broad range of European customers. It will be adjacent to our existing Åmål operation, which has provided support for the mobility industry for nearly 50 years,” said Patrik Palm, managing director, Dana Sweden.  “We are excited to see this e-Mobility facility help meet the growing demand for electrified solutions by leveraging our state-of-the-art manufacturing expertise to implement highly automated manufacturing and final assembly lines operated by more than 80 new employees.”

Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec, North America’s largest renewable energy producer.

About Dana Incorporated

Dana is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe.  The company is shaping sustainable progress through its conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer with drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies, including software and controls; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.

Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, the company reported sales of $7.1 billion in 2020 with 38,000 associates in 33 countries across six continents.  Founded in 1904, Dana was named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2021” by Newsweek for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility.  The company is driven by a high-performance culture that focuses on valuing others, inspiring innovation, growing responsibly, and winning together, earning it global recognition as a top employer, including “World’s Best Employer” from Forbes magazine.  Learn more at dana.com.

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Dana Unveils Expanded TM4 SUMO™ HP Motor and Inverter Series, Empowering Adoption of Electrification Technologies

MAUMEE, Ohio, Jan. 25, 2020 – Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today unveiled an expanded family of Dana TM4 SUMO™ HP electric motors and inverters, including the HV1000 and HV2500. The TM4 SUMO family is specifically designed for battery-electric, range-extended, and fuel-cell vehicles.  These high-performance motors and inverters are engineered to offer maximum flexibility, enabling direct-drive, series-hybrid, or parallel-hybrid applications. The technologies are currently available to original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for testing and are scheduled for production in the first half of 2021.  
“The demands of urban delivery trucks, city buses, long-haul trucks, and other high-power on- and off-highway vehicles require electrified solutions that meet their demanding duty cycles.  A compelling combination of compact design and heavy-duty power, the TM4 SUMO HP series is precisely engineered to address the requirements of Class 6-8 commercial vehicles,” said Seth Metzger, senior vice president of electrification at Dana. 

The product is designed to allow OEMs to replace internal combustion-based components with a compact, highly efficient package that does not require major modifications.  It can therefore be coupled to diesel engines, natural gas engines, and multi-speed transmissions, as well as integrated as part of an e-Axle in heavy-duty and off-highway applications. 

Packaged for Power and Optimal Value

Reaching up to 800 volts DC, Dana’s TM4 SUMO HP series offers up to 430 kW of continuous power and 540 kW of peak power, as well as a peak torque value of 2,500 Nm. 

Among its core design, performance, and price benefits, the series is:

  • up to 30 percent lighter and delivers up to 65 percent more continuous power and up to 45 percent more peak power compared with other heavy-duty electric powertrains available for the market;
  • designed to match the efficiency map of an internal-combustion engine when used as a range extender and can reduce operating costs by more than 35 percent when compared with a conventional diesel-powered vehicle.

Innovative Motor and Inverter Designs

The TM4 SUMO HP series features a new motor with compact concentric winding technology to deliver maximum torque density and leverages Dana’s proven internal permanent magnet technology for optimal efficiency and cost.

For the high-power version, the CO200 six-phase inverter has been upgraded with higher power and current output, as well as new connectors that improve ease of installation.  This versatile and powerful inverter now delivers twice the power density at 23kW/kg up to 800 volts DC.

Further demonstrating its robustness, TM4 SUMO HP technology has been combined with Dana’s field-proven axle designs to support e-Powertrains for heavy-duty vehicle applications.

About Dana Incorporated

Dana is a leader in the design and manufacture of highly efficient propulsion and energy-management solutions that power vehicles and machines in all mobility markets across the globe. The company is shaping sustainable progress through its conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer with drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies, including software and controls; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions.

Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, the company reported sales of $7.1 billion in 2020 with 38,000 associates in 33 countries across six continents. Founded in 1904, Dana was named one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022” by Newsweek for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. The company is driven by a high-performance culture that focuses on valuing others, inspiring innovation, growing responsibly, and winning together, earning it global recognition as a top employer. Learn more at dana.com.

A First for Canada’s Open Pit Mining Industry: An Electric Heavy Vehicle

MONTREAL, Nov. 2, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – The Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI), Propulsion Québec and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), in collaboration with Adria Power Systems, Dana TM4, Fournier et fils, and Nouveau Monde Graphite, have announced the development of a new electric propulsion system with a rapid recharging infrastructure adapted to heavy vehicles in the open-pit mining industry. This project was made possible in part through the financial participation of Natural Resources Canada’s Clean Growth in Natural Resource Sectors Innovation program, the Ministry of Economy and Innovation’s Innov-R program (administered by InnovÉÉ), and a financial contribution from the Société du Plan Nord. It marks a major turning point in the electrification of heavy vehicles in North America.

The mining industry is in a full swing transition towards a low environmental impact mode of operation, and its key players are working to phase out diesel vehicles, which are responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions and generate high operating costs. Currently, there are no electric-powered heavy-duty trucks on the market that meet the difficult operational and climate needs of open-pit mines. Faced with the industry’s new needs, IVI, Propulsion and the NRC brought together select partners to make the first-ever electric heavy-duty vehicle for the mining sector.

To ensure the success of this major project, Fournier et Fils, a recognized operator in the mining sector, will provide the project with a Western Star 6900XD truck with a 40-ton loading capacity, as well as its technical experts, who will assist the electrification experts in converting the truck to accommodate the new components. The motorization aspects will be developed by Dana TM4, a world leader in electric motors.

IVI will design the battery based on the new recommendations of the Global Mining Guidelines (GMG), and the NRC will evaluate and test it to ensure it meets the specific criteria of being inexpensive and adapted to the harsh conditions of open-pit mines. The objective is to minimize operating costs, and this electric mining vehicle will be able to operate year-round, even in winter. To efficiently meet the truck’s power requirements and charging times, a high-power charging infrastructure will be developed by Adria Power Systems, which will also be in charge of battery assembly.

It is interesting to note that the selected technological solution will stand out for its highly innovative nature and will be designed to be adaptable for other types of heavy mining vehicles.

In addition to being cost-effective and viable, the electric mining truck will generate highly positive environmental impacts for the mining industry and for Canada. For example, Nouveau Monde Graphite, one of the project’s mining partners, plans to use 12 electric trucks to save more than 80,000 liters of diesel per year, thus reducing its GHG emissions by more than 220 tons (according to preliminary estimates). The company, located in Saint-Michel-des-Saints, aspires to become the world’s first 100% electric open-pit mine.

The prototype is expected to make its first real-world test runs as early as spring 2022 at a Fournier et Fils quarry and at the Nouveau Monde Graphite site.

“We’re helping mining companies lower their emissions by investing in onsite emissions reduction technologies, and they’re helping us by powering the clean technologies we’ll need to reach net zero by 2050.”

The Honourable Seamus O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources.

“This project demonstrates Propulsion Québec’s strength in stimulating intercompany knowledge sharing to foster the emergence of clean technologies. Quebec is firmly committed to going electric, and the project announced today is perfectly in line with our desire to produce electric commercial vehicles. The fact that the prototype will be used in a graphite mine, a key element in the development of the battery sector, makes me all the more enthusiastic.”

Pierre Fitzgibbon, Minister of Economy and Innovation and Minister Responsible for the Lanaudière Region

“We are proud to support the development of this heavy electric vehicle which is highly promising for the sustainable development of the mining industry and fits perfectly with our plan to develop critical and strategic minerals. Our strategic vision for mining development aims, among other things, to prevent and mitigate its environmental impacts. There is no doubt that this collaborative project, supported by the Société du Plan Nord, will contribute to us reaching this objective. The active participation of the Quebec government in the development of green technologies for the mining industry already allows me to envision electric trucks operating in Quebec’s mines, which could completely revolutionize the industry.”

Jonatan Julien, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister Responsible for the Côte-Nord Region

“To tackle climate challenges, we have to replace fossil fuels with our hydropower as much as we possibly can. I commend the partners in this project for their commitment to creating the first 100% electric heavy-duty vehicle designed for open-pit mining. We are proud to support this project, which is perfectly in line with our government’s vision of electrifying Quebec’s economy, particularly the transportation sector, with the twofold objective of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions and stimulating our economy. We will follow the evolution of this project with great interest in order to promote sustainable mining development in Quebec!

Benoit Charette, Minister of the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change and Minister Responsible for the Laval Region

Innovative Vehicle Institute (IVI) – www.ivisolutions.ca/eng 

IVI has established itself as a reference for the advancement of applied research and development of vehicle technologies that reduce the ecological footprint of transportation.  With 20 years of experience in the development of electric vehicle prototypes of all kinds, IVI is an innovation accelerator that helps Quebec industries position itself rapidly in a fast-growing market.  IVI also works on research and development of navigation and driving assistance systems for autonomous vehicles intended for the automotive, agricultural and industrial industries. Incorporated as an NPO, IVI as a College Centre for the Transfer of Technology (CCTT) status, affiliated with the Cegep of Saint-Jerome and is financially supported by the Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur (MES), the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI), the NSERC and the City of Saint-Jérôme.

Propulsion Québec – www.propulsionquebec.com/en/ 

Quebec’s smart and electric transportation cluster rallies the entire sector around joint projects aimed at positioning Quebec as a leader in developing and implementing land transportation systems that promote smart and electric transportation. Created in 2017, Propulsion Québec has over 180 members from a variety of sectors and deploys its resources across seven distinct working groups to develop and support innovative projects. The cluster receives financial support from the Government of Québec, the Government of Canada, Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (CMM), the FTQ Fonds de solidarité, Québec City, Québecor and ATTRIX.

The National Research Council of Canada – www.nrc.canada.ca 

Founded in 1916, the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) is Canada’s largest federal research and development organization. The NRC partners with Canadian industry to take research impacts from the lab to the marketplace. This market-driven focus is designed to shorten the time between early-stage research and development and commercialization, enhance people’s lives and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges.

Adria Power Systems – www.adria-mfg.ca/en 

With more than 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of distribution and electrical power products in the industrial, commercial and mining sectors, Adria Power Systems® is a leader for whom its loyal customers place their trust in the implementation of the best possible solutions adapted to their own situation. Adria is made up of a professional and dynamic team supervised by people with experience and vision. The experience thus acquired allows Adria to offer a multitude of robust and innovative products. Products that are easily adapted according to the needs of customers from different sectors of activity, such as mines, tunnel boring machines, processing plants, various industries, etc.

Dana TM4 – www.danatm4.com  

Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) and Hydro-Québec. With headquarters in Quebec, Canada, and operations in China, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and soon India, the company develops low- and high-voltage electric motors, generators, power electronics, and control systems suitable for the automotive, commercial, off-highway, marine, rail, motorsports, and recreational vehicle markets.

Fournier et fils – www.fournier-fils.com/en/ 

business operated by the 3rd generation that has kept a constant growth rate for over 80 years.

The impressive achievements that distinguishes Fournier is the unique availability of all its resources in mining, civil, concrete, crushing, transportation, environment and shotcrete, coupled with a multi-disciplinary approach.

In the mining sector, as a general contractor specialized in surface and underground turnkey projects, Fournier has managed several challenges in small as well as large-scale projects. Equipped with a wide range of machinery and equipment, Fournier has become a leader and an expert in working methods in the field.

InnovÉÉ – www.innov-ee.ca/en/ 

InnovÉÉ’s mission is to support the development and funding of collaborative projects relating to the electricity industry, smart grids, transportation electrification and intelligent vehicles by pooling the expertise and resources of industrial partners and research institutions.

Nouveau Monde Graphite – www.nouveaumonde.ca/en/ 

Nouveau Monde Graphite is set to become a key operator in the sustainable energy revolution. The Company is developing the only fully integrated source of green battery anode material in the Western World. Targeting full-scale commercial operations by 2023, the Company will provide advanced carbon-neutral graphite-based material solutions to the growing Lithium-ion and fuel cell markets. With low-cost operations and the highest of ESG standards, Nouveau Monde Graphite will become a strategic supplier to the world’s leading battery– and automakers, ensuring robust and reliable advanced material while guaranteeing supply chain traceability.

Dana to Strengthen Global Electrification Capabilities through Production of e-Drive Technologies in Pune, India

MAUMEE, Ohio, September 10, 2020 – Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) today announced plans for a 4,600 square-meter (50,000 square-foot) facility in Pune, India, that will produce Dana TM4™ low- to high-voltage electric motors, inverters, and vehicle control units.

Dana TM4 is a joint venture between Dana Incorporated and Hydro-Québec, Canada’s largest electricity producer and one of the world’s largest hydroelectric power producers.

Scheduled to open later this year, the facility will supply technologies to manufacturers for a variety of electrified vehicle applications, including buses and trucks. With the addition of electric motors, inverters, and vehicle control units to Dana’s current capabilities in India, the company is poised to serve as a preferred supplier with in-house capabilities to deliver complete and fully integrated e-Propulsion systems to OEM customers across all mobility markets.

“Dana has a complete portfolio of e-Powertrain technologies and this new facility builds on our growing network of manufacturing sites for electrified products that will enable us to provide critical innovations to our customers throughout the world,” said Gajanan Gandhe, vice president and country leader for Dana in India. “By expanding Dana’s manufacturing expertise for motors and inverters in India, we will be able to support the acceleration of the adoption of electric vehicles in key growth areas, such as the Asia-Pacific region, while promoting India’s position as a rising global leader in mobile electrification technologies.”

Located in Pune, the new facility will be Dana’s 18th in India, and its operations will include manufacturing, assembly, technical, and administrative functions.

Commitment to Electrification
The facility in Pune illustrates how Dana’s enterprise strategy is stimulating an increased investment in resources to support the global shift toward electrification. Dana has made eight acquisitions since 2017 to bolster its electrodynamic portfolio, and the company currently has a wide breadth of offerings and system integration competencies including motors, inverters, controls and software, as well as thermal management products for batteries and power electronics.

Major Footprint in India
The new operation is the latest in a series of steps Dana has taken recently to expand its capabilities in the region. Numerous strategic acquisitions have added significant Asian manufacturing capacity, supplemented local engineering and customer support, and fortified the company’s expertise in managing complex global development program0s.

Dana’s presence in India dates to the 1960s and, through its facilities and affiliates, today manufactures an entire product portfolio, including axles, driveshafts, sealing, and thermal technologies for the automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicle markets. More than 5,000 employees currently work for Dana in India. The company’s Dana India Technical Center in Pune has more than 250 engineers and serves a technology hub for Dana globally.

About Dana Incorporated

Dana is a world leader in providing power-conveyance and energy-management solutions that are engineered to improve the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of light vehicles, commercial vehicles, and off-highway equipment. Enabling the propulsion of conventional, hybrid, and electric-powered vehicles, Dana equips its customers with critical drive and motion systems; electrodynamic technologies; and thermal, sealing, and digital solutions. In 2019, the company reported sales of $8.6 billion with 36,000 associates in 34 countries across six continents. Based in Maumee, Ohio, USA, and founded in 1904, Dana has established a high-performance culture that focuses on its people, and the company has earned recognition around the world as a top employer. Learn more at dana.com.