Key powertrain component manufacturer Dana and Lion Electric have just announced strategic supply relationship, based on which Dana will supply the electric drive systems, including electric motors, inverters, and controllers, as well as axles and driveshafts for all Lion Electric platforms, including the LionA, LionC, LionD, LionM, Lion6, and Lion8. Indeed, some of these vehicles are currently on display at ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
Dana will supply Lion Electric with a broad range of technologies
More into details, Dana will supply Lion with a broad range of technologies and systems, including Dana TM4 SUMO family of electric motors supporting light, medium, and heavy-duty applications, Dana TM4 medium-and heavy-duty high-voltage inverters, medium-and high-voltage bi-directional charger inverters that function as both a battery charger and inverter, as well as a range of single reduction and tandem drive axles, and driveshafts for direct-drive configurations.
«The bus and medium-duty truck segments are among the fastest growing for electrified products and we have developed our portfolio to enable a seamless integration for our customers vehicles», said Ryan Laskey, senior vice president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Drive and Motion Systems. «We are excited to support Lion Electric as they deliver on their mission to help electrify urban transportation for buses and medium and heavy-duty trucks».
For the truck and the bus sector
«We are pleased with our strategic relationship with Dana in order to deliver the highest quality medium and heavy-duty all-electric trucks and buses available today. By working together, Lion will be able to continue meeting the increasing demand in the marketplace for zero-emission transportation solutions, especially as we prepare to manufacture vehicles at our upcoming U.S. facility in Illinois in the second half of this year», added Yannick Poulin, Chief Operating Officer at Lion Electric.