When fuel cells are put to the test in a pair of 140,000-lb. B-trains as part of the Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project, the motion will come through Dana’s Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion systems with TM4 SUMO HP motor-inverters.

 

The trucks are part of a three-year, $15-million initiative sponsored by Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to design and test heavy-duty, extended-range, hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks. It’s part of a $100-million investment into clean technology projects will be put into the province’s trucking industry.

 

“Dana is pleased to have been selected as a key partner for this enterprising hydrogen fuel project. It marks another step in the innovation continuum as the industry transitions to zero-emission transportation,” said Mark Wallace, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. “The consortium partners share a common vision in advancing clean technologies, and we welcome the opportunity to provide Spicer electrodynamic solutions as part of these collective efforts.”

 

 

The trucks in the test will be powered by Dana’s eS6200r e-Drive Axle with the SUMO HP motor and inverter. Dana did not elaborate on the motor’s ratings except to say it would be roughly equal to the 500- to 550-hp diesel powertrains currently used in that application.

Posted on Thursday 8th August 2019

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