Allison Transmission Reveals Fully Integrated Electric Propulsion System for Commercial Trucks

Allison Transmission Reveals Fully Integrated Electric Propulsion System for Commercial Trucks

INDIANAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo, Allison
Transmission, a global leader in medium- and heavy-duty propulsion
solutions for commercial vehicles, is introducing the new AXE Series,
one of the most powerful e-axle systems for medium- and heavy-duty
trucks in the world. A fully integrated electric powertrain system
designed to fit inside a standard frame along the axles of commercial
trucks; the AXE Series features electric motors, a 2-speed gearbox, oil
coolers and pumps. The offering also includes power electronics for a
complete powertrain solution.

“With our more than 100 years of being an innovation leader, Allison is
leading the transformation of the commercial vehicle industry with
electric powertrain solutions,” said David S. Graziosi, Allison
Transmission President and CEO. “The AXE Series is the first e-axle in
the heavy-duty truck industry to provide this level of power density,
size and simplicity. We take tremendous pride that our solution is one
of the most efficient and powerful systems ever to be developed for
commercial trucks.”

The Allison AXE Series, a 2019 Automotive News PACE Award finalist, has
a one million-mile design life for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. The
system integrates one or two high-speed electric motors and a
multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional
driveshafts and support structures. A dual-motor axle has a continuous
power of 536 horsepower (400 kilowatts) and peak output power of 738
horsepower (550 kilowatts). A tandem axle configuration is also
available for these vehicles. The system can handle 100 percent torque
in regenerative braking. The complete integration of the AXE Series
delivers increased efficiency and best-in-class continuous power through
superior internal cooling.

The AXE Series is available in single and dual motor options to package
the entire electric powertrain inside a standard frame that exists in
almost every global commercial truck including refuse trucks, school
buses, and drayage and delivery trucks. This allows the AXE Series to be
a bolt-in solution by design, ensuring efficiency in the installation
process.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of
fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial
vehicles. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications
including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes,
defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,900 people
worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has
regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with
manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also
has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations
worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

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