Dana has launched its total-cost-ownership calculator to help fleets and independent operators make cost comparisons between traditional diesel platforms and full-electric powertrain solutions.
Total cost of ownership calculations include fuel, equipment, and a total of "other" costs to provide a summary assessment of the total cost per mile and the total annual cost for operation. The user is able to toggle between the diesel evaluation and the full electric evaluation, as well as display both calculations for a side-by-side comparison.
The calculator requires minimal input and includes visual prompts for simple navigation. Prior to beginning an assessment, a user may choose to include their specific cost of ownership details, such as vehicle acquisition cost, taxes, tolls, and maintenance fees. If this information is not readily available, the calculator is pre-populated with common operating parameters for six key "electrification-first" applications.
Designed with the flexibility to tailor the calculations to a user's unique situation, Dana's calculator is able to address the needs of its diverse customer base, including regional considerations for units of measurement and currency.
Future enhancements to the calculator will include alternative power variants, as well as the ability to customize powertrains featuring specific Spicer Electrified with TM4 systems.