Dana Launches Total Cost of Ownership Calculator

Feb. 15, 2019

Dana has launched its total-cost-of-ownership calculator for the commercial-vehicle market. Fleets and independent operators can use the calculator to make cost comparisons between traditional diesel platforms and full-electric powertrain solutions.

The calculator requires minimal input, according to Dana, and includes visual prompts for simple navigation. A user can include their specific cost of ownership details, such as vehicle acquisition cost, taxes, tolls, and maintenance fees. Dana’s calculator is able to address the needs of its diverse customer base, including regional considerations for units of measurement and currency.

Total cost of ownership calculations include fuel, equipment, and a total of “other” costs to provide a summary of the cost per mile and operation. The user is able to toggle between the diesel evaluation and the full electric evaluation, as well as compare them side-by-side.

“Fleets are closely evaluating the costs to potentially transition from diesel to electric platforms as they seek to move goods more responsibly,” Mark Wallace, president, said in a press release. “Dana is committed to supporting customers throughout the evolution of mobility.”

Source: Dana