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Lion Electric Selects Dana as Preferred Supplier for its All-Electric Class 8 Vehicle

| March 20, 2019

Dana to supply full complement of production-ready electrified technologies

Dana Incorporated 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,” said 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,” said 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.”

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