Allison is offering an upgrade programme for fleet operators running ADL, Optare and Wrightbus buses with Allison’s 2100 Series transmission. Allison says the upgrade could help operators achieve significant fuel saving, lower emissions and lower cost of ownership for the remainder of the vehicle’s lifecycle.
The new Allison T 2100 xFE features Allison’s latest fuel-saving technology, including Fuel Sense 2.0 software. The xFE range of transmissions has been designed to deliver significantly more lock-up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges. Specific fuel-saving features include DynActive Shift Technology, Neutral At Stop, Neutral At Coast and Acceleration Rate Management.
The models that can benefit from being upgraded are the ADL Enviro 200; Optare Solo, Versa, and Tempo buses; and Wrightbus Streetvibes and NuVibes, each from 2008 model year and beyond. Reported fuel consumption improvements include up to 7.13 per cent for a trial in London, operating over 15 months and 36,000 miles, and up to 16 per cent for a city/rural duty cycle over 5 months and 15,000 miles, according to Allison.
The transmissions, which have identical size and fit to the existing equivalent models, come with a standard two-year warranty, which can be increased to five years.
For more information, please contact Mitchell Powersystems or Powertrain Products.