Allison Transmission and Emergency One collaborate on electric axle integration for fire appliances

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle propulsion solutions, in collaboration with Emergency One (UK), a UK manufacturer, service and support of fire and rescue vehicles, have announced a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). 

The two companies will integrate the Allison eGen Power 100D electric axle into Emergency One’s fire rescue and emergency vehicle platform as part of this MoU. This move builds on the successful relationship to date, where 90% of the units Emergency One sells are equipped with an Allison fully automatic transmission.

‘We are pleased to formalise our collaboration with Allison Transmission on the integration of the eGen Power electric axles into our E1 EV platform (our ‘EV0′ appliances). This is another critical step in our drive to deliver reduced emissions and carbon footprint whilst improving vehicle performance and firefighter and public safety. We are focussed on producing electric fire and rescue vehicles that not only meet but exceed the current specifications and operational performance,’ said Mike Madsen, Managing Director at Emergency One. ‘Whether our conventional diesel-powered vehicles or our next-generation electric propulsion platform, our mutual customers expect reliable and durable solutions that the Emergency One and Allison partnership delivers on a daily basis. I’m confident we’ll continue to deliver that promise.’

‘The eGen Power 10daily integrates two high-speed electric motors and a multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional drive shafts and support structures. This enables it to fit easily between the wheels, leaving critical space for battery storage. With the continuous power of 536 horsepower (400 kilowatts) and the peak output power of 738 horsepower (550 kilowatts), the eGen Power 100D is among the most potent propulsion solutions in class, with an architecture tuned for high grades and high top speed without sacrificing efficiency,’ according to Allisson Transmission. This ensures Emergency One’s fire and rescue trucks will continue to deliver incomparable performance and reliability, fast acceleration and manoeuvrability in an application where failure is not an option, and every second counts. 

‘This is an exciting development for our eGen Power portfolio of products, as we continue to expand our electrified product portfolio in support of our promise to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world,’ said Heidi Schutte, Vice President of EMEA, APAC, and South America Sales for Allison Transmission. ‘We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with Emergency One in delivering innovative solutions for our mutual customers, including many fire brigades and rescue teams across Europe. The Allison 3000 Series is the standard transmission offering in Emergency One’s conventional diesel-powered fire and rescue vehicles. So it’s natural to expect Emergency One and Allison to partner and bring the same proven performance, reliability, and durability to Emergency One’s electric fire and rescue trucks.’ 

Allison’s eGen Power 100D is the first in a lineup of electric axles rated for torque, GVW, and varying chassis frame widths.