Dana introduces e-axles: Expanding its portfolio of power technologies and drive axles for electric and hybrid vehicles, Dana Incorporated has now introduced the company’s ‘Spicer Electrified’ portfolio of fully integrated motor, control, and e-drive technologies. Currently in production, the Spicer EV Drive for vans manages speed and torque from the e-motor to the wheels. Planned for launch in 2018, Dana’s new e-axles for electric transit buses and city delivery vehicles feature a fully integrated motor and gear box.
Schaeffler to rely on electrification: The German automotive supplier plans to invest another 500 million euros in electric mobility by 2020 to strengthen its R&D as well as production. If EVs should take off faster than expected, the sum would have to be rethought, according to CEO Klaus Rosenfeld.
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Hyperloop system unveiled: Hyperloop One, the main company developing the hyperloop system envisioned by Elon Musk, has unveiled the concept for its entire system. The company also outlined its plans to bring a hyperloop network between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and other Emirates.
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