Ohio-based Dana Inc. has been chosen as a preferred supplier to the Lion Electric Co. for traditional and electrified componentry on Lion’s all-electric urban Class 8 vehicle, the Lion8.
Available for order, the truck, announced earlier this month, features Dana’s TM4 direct-drive system and traditional Spicer driveline components.
Founded in 2008, Lion Electric launched its first electric bus in 2016 and has since deployed more than 200 zero-emission school buses in North America.
“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’s commercial vehicle driveline technologies.
The Lion8 will include the TM4 SUMO HD direct-drive motor, the 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, chief operating officer of 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.”