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Kenworth Collaborates with Dana on Electric Truck Powertrain Development

Auto News - Published on Mon, 13 Jan 2020

Image Source: Kenworth K270E
Kenworth and Dana announced their collaboration on electric powertrain development for medium duty Kenworth battery electric vehicles. The zero-emissions Kenworth K270E cabover on exhibit at CES is equipped with Dana-designed e-Powertrain system that is fully integrated and upfitted to the Kenworth chassis. Configured as a direct drive system, the vehicle utilizes a Spicer® Electrified™ e-propulsion system, and a standard Dana drive axle and driveshaft. Dana also supplies an e-power system, which generates, stores, and manages the energy for the vehicle and consists of electrified auxiliary systems, an on-board charger, and two battery packs. Dana-developed software and controls enable the diagnostics and telemetry of the complete system.

The electric powertrain will be available with range options between 100 and 200 miles. The state-of-the-art, high-energy density battery packs can be recharged in about an hour using the vehicle’s DC fast-charging system, making both the Class 6 Kenworth K270E and Class 7 K370E cabovers ideal for local pickup and delivery, as well as short regional haul operations.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
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