Dana spells out hybrid-electric strategy for off-highway

Dana spells out hybrid-electric strategy for off-highway

Fuel-efficient drive systems, accessories could lower industry costs.


Paris, France – Dana Inc. spelled out new strategies and technologies to support hybrid- and electric-powered construction and other off-highway vehicles at Intermat, the international exhibition for the civil engineering and structural building industries.

Dana's strategy enables original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to accelerate hybrid and electric vehicle development programs. It starts with a modular approach that combines Spicer Electrified hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions into current vehicle architectures with internal-combustion engines.

From this foundation, Dana further supports the evolution of vehicle mobility to fully integrated electric-drive technologies.

At Intermat, Dana will showcase a hybrid-electric telescopic boom lift equipped with more than 30 Spicer drivetrain and Brevini motion products. The mid-sized aerial work platform will perform a series of typical driving and working maneuvers to illustrate how Dana serves as a Tier One contributor to the performance, efficiency, safety, intelligence, and systems integration of hybrid and electric vehicles.

Dana is actively developing hybrid and electric drive solutions for numerous wheeled and tracked vehicles in the construction, mining, material-handling, and aircraft ground support industries.

"Tightening emissions requirements, increasingly strict local government regulations, and accelerating market demand for vehicles that promote sustainability are driving the development of hybrid and electrified technologies," said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies.

Modular hybrid- and electric-drive systems can be connected to traditional Spicer wheel drives, track drives, axles, and transmissions to deliver hybrid or electric functionality. Dana has designed a wheel drive paired with a motor for electric-driven aerial work platforms (AWPs) ranging from 3 tons to 8 tons. Engineers are adapting Dana technologies to deliver additional wheel-drive, track-drive, and axle-based solutions for electric-driven AWP applications up to 26 tons.