American supplier of axles, driveshafts, transmissions, electrodynamic, thermal, sealing, and digital equipment, Dana announced that its operation in Birmingham, United Kingdom, has been awarded a $2.7 million (£2 million) grant to develop an e-Powertrain for OX Delivers.
Awarded by the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), the grant will support the propulsion and energy-management solutions provider’s work industrialising electrified powertrain technologies, a press release from the company said.
Huw Davies, Senior Managing Director, Dana Light Vehicle Drive Systems in Europe, said, “The APC’s $2.7 million grant advances Dana’s development of electrified technology, driving prosperous trade in rural emerging markets.”
The OX Delivers is powered by Dana’s Spicer Electrified eS4500i e-Drive Unit, which combines an electric motor, inverter, gearbox, and software in a complete e-propulsion system, the company said. The truck has been engineered to tackle the tough terrain and will be shipped as a flat pack and assembled in the destination country.