MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc. was chosen to participate in a three-year, $11.2 million Alberta Zero Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration project, through which it will contribute to the design and manufacture of heavy-duty, extended range hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid trucks.
Dana will provide its Spicer Electrified e-Propulsion solution with integrated TM4 Sumo HP motor-inverter system to power Class 8 tractor-trailer units, which will move freight year-round between Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta, according to a Dana news release.
"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 64-metric-ton B-train tractor trailers will be capable of traveling up to 430 miles between refueling, and will be operated by Alberta trucking companies Trimac Transportation Ltd. and Bison Transport Inc., Dana said. By the end of the project, the trucks will have carried about 12 million ton-miles of freight.