Allison Transmission to present new fully electric axle in UK-manufactured fire truck

Allison Transmission, a designer and manufacturer of propulsion solutions for commercial vehicles, is introducing its new electric axle, Allison eGen Power, for fire and rescue vehicles at Interschutz 2022 (June 20 – 25, Hannover, Hall 27, Stand H 38). 

Emergency One, a British manufacturer of fire and rescue vehicles, has integrated the eGen Power 100D into its new E1 EV0 platform on a MAN TGM chassis and is presenting the truck for the first time at Interschutz in cooperation with Allison (outdoor area, stand R54). It is the first time a truck propelled by the eGen Power e-Axle has been shown in Europe.

Electric propulsion solution

eGen Power is a bolt-in electric propulsion solution compatible with the existing vehicle frames. It features two fully integrated electric motors, a two-speed gearbox, oil cooler and pumps. The twin-engine 100D version has a continuous output of 454 kilowatts and a peak output power of 652 kilowatts. The eGen Power 100D axle is one of the most potent electric axle systems. Its design prioritises starting and climbing capabilities and high speed and efficiency. This allows fire and rescue vehicles to offer unsurpassed performance and reliability, strong acceleration and excellent manoeuvrability. Allison also provides the eGen Power 130D, a variant of the 100D, specifically designed for the European and Asia Pacific markets, where many commercial vehicles require a heavier 13-tonne gross axle weight rating.

Extreme demands 

Visitors to the Allison booth at Interschutz 2022 are also invited to learn more about the company’s TerraTrans transmission, a variant of the proven Allison 4000 Series on-highway transmission, which is purpose-built for the extreme demands of airport fire engines. TerraTran offers a maximum power capability of up to 800 horsepower and torque to 3200-newton meters. The transmission also features seven forward and two reverse gears. TerraTran provides the proven reliability and durability of the Allison 4000 Series transmissions but with increased horsepower, torque and gross vehicle weight (GVW) while also adding fast reverse ability.