Allison, Anadolu Isuzu partner on electric trucks and buses
By Becky Schultz20 September 2022
Allison Transmission has announced a strategic joint cooperation agreement with Turkish bus and truck manufacturer Anadolu Isuzu, part of which includes integration of Allison eGen Power 100S electric axles into Anadolu Isuzu’s light-duty truck and midibus platforms for refuse, distribution and public transportation applications.
Anadolu Isuzu is a local producer of buses and trucks plus is developing next-generation electric vehicles for countries across Europe. The eGen Power 100S electric axles will enable the production of electric trucks and buses that exceed current performance criteria while maintaining the quality and reliability customers expect.
“This is an exciting partnership for Allison as we continue to expand our eGen Power portfolio to deliver on our commitment to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world,” said Heidi Schutte, vice president of EMEA, APAC and South America Sales, Allison Transmission. “Allison’s conventional transmissions have been the preferred solution for Anadolu Isuzu’s bus platforms for more than 10 years, and we’re pleased to continue our longstanding relationship by delivering innovative solutions to our joint customers, including many truck and midibus fleets in Turkey, the Middle East and Europe.”
Introduced at the ACT Expo in August 2021, the eGen Power 100S e-Axle integrates a single 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, said Allison, leaving critical space for battery storage.
The axle features a two-speed gearbox and generates continuous power of 304 hp (227 kW) and peak output power of 437 hp (326 kW), with an architecture tuned for high acceleration and high top speed without sacrificing efficiency. It offers a gross axle weight rating of 23000 lbs. and is designed to fit standard chassis configurations.