Allison Transmission will be exhibiting at IFAT, the German trade fair on green tech, to be held in Munich next month. The U.S.-based manufacturer will put on display transmissions for alternative technologies to the Diesel ICE, from fuel-agnostic propulsion solutions to Allison eGen Power fully electric axles for municipal and refuse collection vehicles.

Allison at IFAT; the eGen Power system

The Allison’s proposal at IFAT starts from eGen Power family of fully electric axles replaces the vehicle’s traditional driveline and offers easy installation and integration into existing vehicle chassis. The eGen Power includes fully integrated electric motors, a multi-speed gearbox, oil cooler and pump. The technology is compatible with full battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles and hybrid applications, and enables 100% of motor torque during regenerative braking.

The eGen Power 100S electric axle was recently selected by Oshkosh Corporation for North America’s first fully integrated, zero-emission electric refuse truck. The 100S has been successfully integrated into their McNeilusVolterra ZSL electric refuse truck. Each vehicle will be built with two 100S e-Axles in a tandem configuration.

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As for other technologies, Allison fully automatic transmissions are compatible with alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas, biogas and hydrogen, enabling fleets to achieve reduced emissions from internal combustion engine vehicles. For example, Abfallwirtschaftsbetriebe München (AWM) recently selected 34 Scania CNG refuse trucks with Allison 3000 Series™ transmissions

Hydrogen-related applications

Talking about hydrogen, two Allison-equipped vehicles are involved in the EU Interregional HECTOR project, in which seven European regions are testing fuel cell-powered RCVs. Aberdeen’s new hydrogen-powered Mercedes-Benz Econic RCV uses an Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission coupled to a 250 kW Hyzon electric motor. In Herten, Germany, the HECTOR project fitted a DAF CF340 skip loader with an Allison 3200 fully automatic transmission powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.

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