Allison Transmission Expands eGen Power Electric Axle Line to Meet Wide Range of Vehicle Applications and Markets
Allison’s eGen Power 100S will serve medium and tandem axle heavy duty vehicles while 130D will serve outside North American markets
INDIANAPOLIS, September 01, 2021– (BUSINESS WIRE) – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid electric and fully electric vehicle propulsion solutions, announces the addition of its eGen Power 100S and 130D e-axles to its portfolio of fully electric propulsion solutions at ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.
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Allison Transmission announces the addition of its eGen Power 100S electric e-axle to its portfolio of fully electric propulsion solutions. (Graphic: Business Wire)
“We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to electrification and that a variety of products are needed to meet the wide range of applications and market segments Allison serves,” said John Coll, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service for Allison Transmission. “So we are currently and will continue to expand our family of electric axles.”
Allison first launched its eGen Power 100D in 2020 and has since spent time rigorously validating and, if necessary, refining the e-Axle with most of the major OEMs in North America. This e-Axle has two electric motors, each capable of generating over 200 kilowatts of continuous power, with a peak combined power of 648 kilowatts.
The eGen Power 100D also incorporates a two-speed gearbox in the mid-box, allowing the high torque required to move heavy loads, while providing the benefit of higher efficiency at cruising speed. The eGen Power 100D is capable of supporting up to 10.4 tons or 23,000 pounds of gross axle weight rating and also includes differential lock functionality.
Additionally, Allison has expanded its dual engine offerings to include the eGen Power 130D, a variant of the 100D, specifically designed for European and Asian markets, where many commercial vehicles require a higher gross axle weight rating of 13 tonnes. . The eGen Power 130D retains the same basic components, performance and differentiated value as the eGen Power 100D, including the previously mentioned horsepower ratings for the 100D, but with an increased axle weight rating.
Further expanding the eGen Power product portfolio, Allison is also announcing the first single-motor variant of the eGen Power series of electric axles, the eGen Power 100S. Taking advantage of the core components of the eGen Power 100D such as the motor, inverter and shift mechanism, the 100S offers exceptional performance characteristics in both 4×2 and 6×4 configurations. The 100S uses a single engine to generate 212 kilowatts of continuous power, with a peak power of 324 kilowatts, and 23,500 newton meters of torque at the wheels. The 100S offers a gross axle weight rating of 10.4 tonnes and features a two-speed parallel axis gear architecture, effectively meeting the demands of application launch and highway cruising, while maximizing recovery energy thanks to 100% regenerative braking capability. The 100S expands the eGen Power addressable market to include school bus, medium and heavy tractor, and 6×2 and 6×4 straight truck applications, including waste.
Like the 100D and 130D dual-motor electric axles, the 100S is a platform architecture on which other variants will be developed, is simple to install, and easily integrates into existing truck frames. The eGen Power e-Axle family is designed to be maintenance-free for the life of the vehicle, dramatically reducing downtime and improving the total cost of ownership of eGen Power.
For more information on Allison’s electric propulsion solutions, visit AllisonTransmission.com/ev-solutions.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of vehicle propulsion solutions for commercial and defense vehicles, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic medium and heavy-duty transmissions, and a leader in electrified propulsion systems that improve the way the world works. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including highway trucks (distribution, waste, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit, and coach), motor homes, off-road vehicles and equipment. road (energy, mining and construction applications) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tactical tracked). Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. With a presence in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the United States, Hungary and India, as well as global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centers in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the UK. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations around the world. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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