Allison Transmission has been selected by Hino Trucks as its e-axle development partner for Class 6, 7 and 8 BEV trucks. The joint collaboration agreement signed by the two companies indeed builds on the long-standing partnership Allison and Hino share in the conventional transmission space. Following the agreement, Hino will integrate Allison’s eGen Power 100D e-axle into their vehicles as the two companies collaborate to build out a truly differentiated product for end users, with start of low volume production intended in early 2023.
Moreover, Allison has announced the launch of a new e-axle product that will be added to the eGen Power family – the eGen Power 100S, which incorporates several of the core components offered in the eGen Power 100D, and packages these proven elements into a lighter and more compact design best suited for class 6 and 7 vehicles, and in a tandem configuration for class 8 6×4 vehicles. Under the terms of the aforementioned agreement, Hino will be the first global OEM to integrate the eGen Power 100S, ensuring a partnership in Class 6 through Class 8 vehicles.
Allison Transmission’s even Power 100S
As stated by Allison Transmission, the eGen Power 100S complements the eGen Power 100D and the eGen Power 130D ranges, expanding Allison’s e-Axle portfolio to cover multiple vehicle applications across medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles. The single and dual motors respectively integrate with a multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional driveshafts and support structures. With each motor capable of delivering continuous power of 284 hp (212 kW) and peak output power of 434 hp (324 kW), the eGen Power 100S, 100D and 130D are among the most power-dense propulsion solutions in their classes.
We are pleased to continue our longstanding relationship with Hino Trucks in delivering innovative solutions for our mutual customers. Just as the Allison 2000 and 3000 Series are the standard transmission offering in the conventional diesel-powered Hino vehicles, the next generation of Allison commercial EV powertrains will power Hino’s BEV trucks, delivering the same proven performance, reliability and durability that the combination of the Hino-Allison brands representRohan Barua, Vice President of North America Sales, Global Channel and Aftermarket for Allison Transmission
Some comments on the collaboration between Allison Transmission and Hino
The architecture is tuned for high gradeability and high top speed without sacrificing efficiency, maximizing vehicle range and minimizing downtime during charging. Allison Transmission’s eGen Power e-Axles are designed to be 100% maintenance-free for the life of the vehicle, significantly reducing downtime and enhancing eGen Power’s total cost of ownership advantage.
«We are pleased to formalize our collaboration with Allison on the integration of their eGen Power electric axles into Hino’s class 6, 7 and 8 BEV line up», said Glenn Ellis, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience at Hino Trucks. «It is especially exciting to be the first OEM to integrate the eGen Power 100S into our class 6 and 7 BEV trucks, representing another critical step in Hino’s Project Z, Path to Zero initiative we announced late last year. Whether our conventional diesel-powered products or our next generation electric propulsion platforms, our mutual customers expect reliable and durable solutions from the Hino and Allison partnership. I’m confident we’ll continue to deliver that promise».