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Direct-drive electric powertrain for Class 2-6 vehicles

April 25, 2019 by John Smith

Dana’s TM4 Sumo LD direct-drive electric powertrain combines a motor and inverter for Class 2-6 vehicles. The end result offers a modular package for e-axle platforms. And when integrated with a Dana electrified axle, the TM4 Sumo LD can be […]

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Test driving Spicer’s turnkey electric chassis

March 18, 2019 by John Smith

ATLANTA, Ga. – In these early days of electrification it still seems unusual to roll ahead when a truck’s sounds have more in common with a golf cart than what we traditionally associate with commercial vehicles. And Spicer’s turnkey electric […]

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Quebec’s TM4 part of drive toward electric vehicles

March 8, 2019 by John Smith

BOUCHERVILLE, Que. — In a facility that appears more laboratory than assembly line, Quebec-based TM4 is looking to play a leading role in the future of electric vehicles.

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Driving Force: Axles are at the heart of an electric revolution

July 12, 2018 by John Smith

TORONTO, Ont. — We’re at the dawn of a new era in the propulsion of heavy trucks. Electric powertrains are opening new packaging and integration possibilities, including driven axles. Traditional transmissions, driveshafts, power dividers or differentials are no longer required.

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Motor/generator and inverter

October 17, 2017 by John Smith

The Sumo HP HV900 is a new motor/generator and inverter offers 190 kilowatts of continuous power and 675 lb-ft of torque in a package that’s only 200 millimeters long.