Dana Power Technologies Help Bring ‘Green Power’ to Market

By Dana Holding Corporation, PRNE
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

MAUMEE, Ohio, July 21, 2011 -

- Battery cooling
technology featured on new European electric vehicle

Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) is successfully introducing
new technologies that are helping automakers bring
alternative-energy vehicles to market.

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Dana has developed both air and liquid battery cooling
technologies for a number of electric and hybrid-electric vehicles,
most recently an electric vehicle sedan to be launched in Europe by
a European OEM later this year.  

In addition, the company continues to develop new technologies
to advance automakers’ development of fuel-cell powered

“Dana has great capability in the traditional areas of thermal
and sealing technology, and we have leveraged that expertise into
new and innovative areas such as electric car and fuel cell
development,” said Roger J. Wood, chief executive officer and
president of Dana.  ”Alternative power generation for
automobiles is going to require the collective efforts of the OEM
and suppliers to achieve critical mass.  We will continue to
support these technologies, not only to participate in the market
growth, but also to help create a viable market for green

Dana’s lightweight fin technology extends battery life by
enabling optimal cooling of its European customer’s electric
vehicle’s lithium-ion battery pack while it charges.  The
patent pending system helps the automaker overcome the challenge of
removing heat from tightly packed battery cells through the use of
uniquely designed, flexible aluminum fins that create a channel for
air to reach the surface of each cell module.

“Using our knowledge of thermal technologies, Dana developed a
specialized air cooling assembly that works within the limited
space between the battery’s tightly packed cells,” said George T.
, Dana’s chief technology officer.  ”Our engineering
expertise allowed us to provide a flexible, custom solution to our
customer in order to best meet the unique demands of this exciting

Designed to offer reduced complexity, Dana’s battery cooling
technology is flexible enough to meet the diverse needs of today’s
advanced batteries. In addition, the technology is crafted using
easily-recyclable aluminum, contributing to the overall
environmental benefit of the system.  

The assemblies are manufactured at Dana’s facility in Guiscard,

Dana’s advanced battery cooling technologies have been featured
on 16 hybrid-electric and electric vehicles, including the
Chevrolet Volt, Ford Focus, Ford Transit Connect, and Tesla
Roadster Sport.

Dana will also continue to help advance fuel-cell technologies
as part of its green power strategy.  The company has been a
world leader in fuel-cell technologies for more than 10 years,
developing and manufacturing metallic and composite separator plate
products, balance-of-plant heat exchangers, and hydrogen fuel
reformers for vehicular, portable, stationary, and industrial
mobility markets.

In addition to optimizing the performance of battery packs for
vehicles, Dana’s expertise extends to managing the efficiency of
thermal energy transfer and storage for renewable energy

About Dana Holding Corporation

Dana is a world leader in the supply of driveline products
(axles, driveshafts, and transmissions), power technologies
(sealing and thermal-management products), and genuine service
parts for light- and heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers. The
company’s customer base includes nearly every major vehicle
manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and
off-highway markets.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company
employs approximately 22,500 people in 26 countries and reported
2010 sales of $6.1 billion.  For more information, please
visit www.dana.com.

Jeff Cole, +1-419-887-3535, jeff.cole at dana.com

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