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peak power and 1200 Nm of torque. Its new winding technology,
combined with an innovative internal permanent magnet rotor
design, yields a 10-percent decrease in magnets and creates
a more lightweight and compact solution to fit smaller vehicle
envelopes.
Another of its acquisitions was the purchase in 2019 of SME
Group, headquartered in Arzignano, Italy, which makes low-voltage AC induction and synchronous reluctance motors, inverters
and controls for off-highway electric vehicles.
" Dana's acquisition of SME enhances our ability to address the
electrification and hybridization needs of our customers, while
also increasing the potential for incremental content per vehicle, " said Jim Kamsickas, president and chief executive officer
of Dana. " SME's exceptional electric motor and inverter products, which largely support off-highway applications, are highly
complementary to the technologies we acquired with TM4, which
are predominately focused on light- and commercial-vehicle applications. "
" Dana is equipped to provide complete e-propulsion systems
that balance the demands for performance, power density,
and weight, " noted Dominiak, about the SME acquisition. " The
addition of SME's low-voltage induction motors rounds out our
already robust offering of high-voltage permanent magnet motors
and enables us to deliver a complete range of electrified solutions for our customers. "
Among its customers for the powertrain portfolio are Paccar
truck brands Peterbilt and Kenworth, featured in a recent article
in Magnetics Magazine. " We are pleased to collaborate with
Peterbilt by providing the complete-powertrain, including the
integration, and upfit for the Model 220EV electric vehicle, " said
Mark Wallace, president of Commercial Vehicle Drive Technologies for Dana.

TransPower, based in Escondido, CA, supplies integrated drive
systems, full electric truck solutions and energy-storage subsystems to major manufacturers of trucks, school buses, refuse
vehicles and terminal tractors. The company has been focused
exclusively on developing electrical drive solutions since its inception in 2010. " This recognition increases visibility of Meritor's
investment in advanced technology products and reinforces our
strategic goal of driving innovation in the emerging electrification market for the global commercial vehicle industry, " said T.J.
Reed, vice president of global electrification.
The Blue Horizon products power Class 4-8 trucks and buses
with electric powertrains instead of diesel-based systems. Its
most recent expansion to electric drivetrain solutions was launching the 12Xe powertrain for Class 4, 5, 6 and 7 applications and
introducing the 17Xe powertrain for heavy-duty 4x2 and 6x2
trucks in 2019. Production of the 12Xe was set to begin this year.
" These powertrain solutions from our Blue Horizon product portfolio are engineered to fit multiple vehicle applications to meet
customer needs now and in the future, " said John Bennett, vice
president and chief technology officer.
The 12Xe powertrain expands Meritor's electric solutions coverage into Class 4 and 5 applications and into Class 6 and 7 applications with wheels as small as 17.5 inches, without sacrificing
ground clearance. The electric motor can be scaled to specific
vehicle requirements and delivers 150, 180 or 200 kilowatts of
continuous power and 250 kilowatts of peak power.
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Focused on its Blue Horizon line of e-powertrains for commercial
vehicle markets, Meritor of Troy, Michigan is another company
aggressively pursuing the new market opportunities. It further
added to its e-drivetrain capabilities a year ago when it acquired
EV conversion specialist Transportation Power.
" We are excited to welcome TransPower to the Meritor family as
we continue providing our customers with sophisticated electric
drivetrain solutions, " said Jay Craig, Meritor's CEO and president. " This acquisition enables us to further position the company
as a premier supplier of electrification technologies for commercial vehicles. "
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e-Traction of Netherlands Rolls Ahead with New EV Powertrain Designs
Electric Motors from ECA Group Power Nuclear Attack Subs for French Navy
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