Dana Incorporated announces that it has been chosen as a preferred supplier to the Lion Electric Company for traditional and electrified componentry on its all-electric urban Class 8 vehicle, the Lion8. The truck features Dana's TM4 direct drive system and traditional Spicer driveline components, and is immediately available for ordering.
Founded in 2008, Lion Electric develops and manufactures all-electric architectures for Class 5-8 trucks; full-size school buses; and midi- and mini-buses for paratransit, school, public transit, and public transportation. The company launched its first electric bus in 2016 and has since deployed more than 200 zero-emission school buses in North America, with more than two million road-proven miles.
"Dana's collaboration with Lion Electric further solidifies our strategic initiatives as the leader in e-Propulsion. The Lion8 moves beyond simply testing these advanced technologies with the ability to order clean, electric-powered vehicles today," says Mark Wallace, President of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies. "Lion Electric has a talented and dynamic team and we look forward to expanding our efforts in providing fully integrated, high-efficiency solutions."
The Lion8 will include the TM4 SUMO HD direct-drive motor, BCI20 charger and inverter, and the Neuro vehicle controller. Also supplied by Dana will be Spicer DS404 drive axles, and SPL 250 driveshafts.
"We are pleased to be partnering with Dana to bring innovative zero-emission solutions to the commercial-vehicle market," says Yannick Poulin, COO for Lion Electric. "Dana's unmatched proficiency in proven e-propulsion systems will be a strong addition to the development of our all-electric truck platform."
See the new Lion8 vehicle featuring Spicer Electrified components in the Lion Electric booth, 3631, at the TMC Annual Meeting this week (March 18-21,2019). Dana will present a comprehensive lineup of Spicer Electrified systems, traditional driveline technologies, and other solutions for commercial vehicles in TMC booth 2801.