Isuzu’s light-duty electric trucks and midibus platforms will use Allison’s eGen Power 100S electric axles. The new e-Axle combines a high-speed electric motor with a multi-speed transmission, removing the need for extra drive shafts and support structures. This allows the motor fit between the wheels, freeing up valuable room on the chassis for battery storage.
The latest development is the outcome of a strategic joint-cooperation agreement (JCA) between Allison and Anadolu Isuzu, Turkey’s biggest bus and truck manufacturer. Allison also works with a number of other manufacturers, including Hino, Xos Trucks, and Quantron. The company recently showed its heavy duty e-axle the e-Gen 100D at the IAA Transportation 2022 event in Hanover.
The new motor has a constant power of 227 kW and a peak output power of 326 kW, the eGen Power 100S is built for quick acceleration and high speed without sacrificing efficiency. Heidi Schutte, vice president of EMEA, APAC and South America Sales for Allison Transmission said, “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. 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.”