Dana to supply innovations for the AZETEC project

Dana to supply innovations for the AZETEC project

Dana Incorporated will provide its Spicer® Electrified™ e-Propulsion solution with integrated TM4® SUMO™ HP motor-inverter system as part of the three-year Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration (AZETEC) project, working on developing hydrogen fuel solutions.

The system from Dana will power Class 8 tractor-trailer units that will move freight between Edmonton and Calgary in Alberta, Canada.

The trucks will be part of the $11.2m project which will involve the design and manufacture of heavy-duty, extended-range, hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks.

“It marks another step in the innovation continuum as the industry transitions to zero-emission transportation.”

“Dana is pleased to have been selected as a key partner for this enterprising hydrogen fuel project,” said Mark Wallace, President of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies.

“It marks another step in the innovation continuum as the industry transitions to zero-emission transportation.”

“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 AZETEC project will help ensure the continuation of a time efficient and cost-effective supply of goods, transported by 64 tonne B-train tractor-trailers carrying freight loads over long distances.

Dana’s custom Spicer® e-System is key for the Canadian market with a hauling capacity of 140,000 pounds. The systems compact design reduces weight and allows for more hydrogen fuel storage.

AZETEC will test hydrogen as a zero-emissions alternative fuel to diesel for freight transportation, along with refuelling infrastructure and other systems that would be required for Alberta to implement the fuel solution.

Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) is committing more than $7.3m to the AZETEC project.


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