Electric Axles For Commercial Trucks

By Chad Elmore06 October 2020

EGen Power is the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen brand of full electric and hybrid propulsion solutions.

Allison Transmission has launched eGen Power, the company’s new series of fully integrated zero emission electric axles.

The eGen Power product family will be the second product offering under the recently announced Allison eGen portfolio of fully electric and electric hybrid propulsion solutions. Allison will launch the eGen Power 100D, capable of a 23,000 lb GAWR, as the first electric axle variant within the eGen Power series of products.

The electric axles will be manufactured in Allison’s recently completed 110,000 sq. ft. electric axle development and manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Designed for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, the new axles have two electric motors capable of generating 200 kW of continuous power each, or 400 kW in total, with a peak combined power of 550 kW. The eGen Power 100D also integrates a two-speed transmission into the central housing.

The two-speed transmission facilitates a high starting gradeability, top speed and efficiency as well as an optional differential lock, said the company, while the efficiency advantage translates to increased range capability or a reduction in battery pack size, optimizing the economic value the eGen Power electric axles deliver.

Hino Trucks and Hexagon Purus chose to integrate the Allison eGen Power 100D into the Hino XL7 truck most recently showcased during the October 5 “Project Z” zero emission vehicle development program announcement by Hino Trucks.

“Hino Trucks and Allison Transmission have a long-standing partnership, as evidenced by our industry leading five-year powertrain warranty and Allison’s standard position in all Hino conventional trucks,” said Glenn Ellis, senior vice president of Customer Experience at Hino Trucks. “As we embark on our ZEV development program, Project Z, we are hopeful to incorporate Allison’s eGen Power e-axle into our future product offering.”

“Allison is continuing to build our electrification product portfolio under the Allison eGen brand, and we continue to advance those products through collaborative validation programs with leading truck original equipment manufacturers globally,” said Branden Harbin, managing director of Global Marketing at Allison Transmission. “Our promise to our customers is to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world to enable our customers to work more efficiently. We plan to continue to be a propulsion solution provider of choice, regardless of power source or propulsion type.”

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