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Dana Invests In Switch Mobility

Dana will supply electric drivetrain components for the company’s e-bus and EV commercial vehicle offering.

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Dana Inc., a global leader in drivetrain and e-propulsion systems, and Switch Mobility Ltd., the electrified commercial vehicles subsidiary of Ashok Leyland Ltd, a leading commercial-vehicle manufacturer, have announced the signing of a strategic agreement between the two entities.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dana will make a strategic investment in Switch Mobility and become a preferred supplier of electric drivetrain components for the company’s e-bus and EV commercial vehicle offering, providing e-axles, gearboxes, motors, inverters, software and controls and electronics cooling. 

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James Kamsickas, Dana chairman and CEO, said, “Light commercial vehicles and buses continue to present significant opportunities as they lead the commercial-vehicle segment’s shift to fully electrified platforms. We are pleased to extend our relationships with our long-standing customers, Ashok Leyland and Switch Mobility, as they continue to grow and implement their next-generation, road-proven technology that will enable a direct, positive impact on delivering sustainable urban e-mobility.”

Dheeraj Hinduja, chairman of Switch Mobility, added, “Dana has over a century of proven track record of leading transformative vehicle technologies. In Switch Mobility, we have an ambitious plan to be leading the zero-carbon mobility globally through positioning innovative products and solutions with best-in-class TCO. I believe the co-operation with Dana will accelerate the process, building on our strong relationship of many years. Through the synergy between us and with our shared aspirations, I am confident we will enhance our product offerings significantly and extend our market footprints in many new geographies.” 

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Switch Mobility combines the electrical commercial vehicle operations of Ashok Leyland in India and Optare in U.K. to secure a leading global position in net zero carbon buses and light commercial vehicles. 

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