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Dana's integrated e-Drive axle shown in Workhorse delivery truck

May 3, 2018
Dana and Workhorse Group jointly displayed a prototype delivery vehicle featuring Dana’s Spicer Electrified integrated e-Drive.

LONG BEACH, CA. Dana Inc. and Workhorse Group Inc. jointly displayed a prototype urban delivery vehicle featuring Dana’s Spicer Electrified integrated e-Drive axle.

Steve Slesinski, Dana’s director of product planning, said during a press event at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo that the vehicle on display was just at the concept stage, but should go into production at a later date.

Slesinski called the e-Drive axle a major innovation for the company, adding that it should go into production in the near future. He said the weight savings from the e-Drive axle allows for higher payload and battery capacity. 

"The integrated e-Drive axle solution leverages proven competencies that will enhance the Workhorse electric vehicle architecture to deliver maximum efficiency at a reduced system weight," Mark Wallace, executive vice president of Dana and president of Dana Commercial Driveline Technologies, said in a statement.

Duane Hughes, president of Workhorse, attended the press event and said his company looks forward to further expanding the relationship with Dana in the coming years. Workhorse has been developing electric vehicles since 2007, and has logged nearly 3 million miles.

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Neil Abt

Neil Abt, editorial director at Fleet Owner, is a veteran journalist with over 20 years of reporting experience, including 15 years spent covering the trucking industry. A graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., he began his career covering sports for The Washington Post newspaper, followed by a position in the newsroom of America Online (AOL) and then both reporting and leadership roles at Transport Topics. Abt is based out of Portland, Oregon.

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