Allison Transmission has announced its latest play to ensure a position in a world that is set to be dominated by zero emission electric vehicles, launching a new series of zero emission electric axles.
Allison’s eGen Power product family is the second offering under the Allison eGen portfolio of fully electric and electric hybrid propulsion solutions.
Allison will launch the eGen Power 100D, capable of a 10.5 tonne GAWR, as the first electric axle variant in its eGen Power series of products.
Allison says its eGen Power electric axles will be manufactured in Allison’s recently completed 35,000 sq. metre electric axle development and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
The company says its eGen Power 100D features two electric motors capable of generating 200 kW of continuous power each, or 400 kW in total, with a peak combined power of 550 kW.
The eGen Power 100D integrates a two-speed transmission into the central housing. The two-speed transmission facilitates a high starting gradeability, top speed and efficiency as well as an optional differential lock, while avoiding the cost, complexity and weight of three-speed alternatives Allison claims.
This efficiency advantage translates to increased range capability or a reduction in battery pack size, optimizing the economic value the eGen Power electric axles deliver the company says.
“These advantages are why Hino Trucks and Hexagon Purus chose to integrate the Allison eGen Power 100D into the Hino XL7 truck showcased during the “Project Z” zero emission vehicle development program announced by Hino in the USA, said Allison( see separate story).
“Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission have a long-standing partnership, as evidenced by our industry leading five-year powertrain warranty and Allison’s standard position in all Hino conventional trucks”, said Glenn Ellis, senior vice president of Customer Experience at Hino Trucks USA.
“As we embark on our ZEV development program, Project Z, we are hopeful to incorporate Allison’s eGen Power e-axle into our future product offering,” he added.
“Allison is continuing to build our electrification product portfolio under the Allison eGen brand, and we continue to advance those products through collaborative validation programs with leading truck original equipment manufacturers globally”, said Branden Harbin, managing director of Global Marketing at Allison Transmission.
“Our promise to our customers is to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world to enable our customers to work more efficiently. We plan to continue to be a propulsion solution provider of choice, regardless of power source or propulsion type. We are excited to take the next leap forward through the continued development of our eGen Power series of products, including the eGen Power 100D e-axle,” he said