Allison Transmission: exhibits its new hybrid-electric propulsion system at Lat.Bus
At Latin America’s premier urban mobility show, Allison will showcase its next-generation eGen Flex™ hybrid-electric propulsion system.
SÃO PAULO – August 2022 – Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of conventional and electrified vehicle propulsion solutions and the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium and heavy commercial and defense vehicles, will be exhibiting at Lat.Bus & Transpúblico (Salon Latin American Transport), which will take place from August 9 to 11 at the São Paulo Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The booth/booth location is Rue D, Booth 23.
Allison is actively developing solutions to support transit agency efforts and emerging industry demands to reduce carbon footprints and reliance on fossil fuels and improve passenger quality of life. One such technology is the new Allison eGen Flex™ hybrid-electric propulsion system, the next generation of Allison’s proven H 40 EP™ hybrid-electric propulsion system, which has been operating in city buses since 2003.
At the show dedicated to manufacturers and fleet owners in the public transport sector, visitors can discover Allison fully automatic transmissions and the products available on the Brazilian market via a large interactive 3D touch screen.
The eGen Flex electric hybrid is already working in several American cities
In the United States, fleet companies such as the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), in Indianapolis; the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Municipal Railway (Muni), in San Francisco; and the Southern Nevada Transit Coalition, a public transit system in Laughlin, Nevada, are already running Allison hybrid-electric systems.
Additionally, in-use testing of eGen Flex at one of North America’s largest transit agencies in 2022 confirmed that the engine was off for more than 50% of bus operating time. . As a result, the eGen Flex-equipped bus ran in all-electric mode for more than half of its day. Allison’s eGen Flex system is capable of operating in electric-only mode for up to 16 consecutive kilometers or 50 minutes, multiple times per route per day. The system’s geofencing technology eliminates emissions and engine noise when loading and unloading passengers in dense pedestrian areas and in zero-emission zones and bus depots.
Since 2003, Allison has supplied more than 9,000 hybrid electric propulsion systems worldwide. These systems have accumulated nearly 4.8 billion kilometers, saved more than 1.4 billion liters of fuel and reduced CO2 emissions by more than 3.8 million metric tons.