Allison Transmission will exhibit an electric axle from its eGen Power range at Euro Bus Expo at the NEC next month.
Allison’s eGen Power is described as a drop-in solution, compatible with many existing chassis that is designed to fit between the wheels of medium and heavy-duty trucks and buses, replacing the vehicle’s traditional powertrain. The electric axle system is helping a growing number of OEMs accelerate their vehicle development and electrification programmes.
At the IAA Transportation trade fair in September, Allison announced a strategic joint cooperation agreement with Turkey’s leading bus and truck manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu. As a part of this, Allison eGen Power 100S electric axles will be integrated into Anadolu Isuzu’s light-duty truck and midibus platforms for refuse, distribution and public transportation applications.
The eGen Power 100S e-Axle integrates a high-speed electric motor and a multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional drive shafts and support structures. This allows it to fit easily between the wheels, leaving space for battery storage. With continuous power of 227kW and peak output power of 326kW, Allison claims the eGen Power 100S is among the most powerful propulsion solutions in its class, with an architecture tuned for high acceleration and high top speed without sacrificing efficiency.