Allison supplies electric drive axle to Hino

By Categories: NewsPublished On: Monday 21 March 2022

Japanese manufacturer Hino Trucks has completed the integration, and commenced testing and validation, of Allison Transmission’s next generation eGen Power 100D fully-electric axle in its XL series heavy-duty battery-electric vehicles, as it progresses towards production start.

Glenn Ellis, senior vice-president of customer experience, Hino Trucks, commented: “When evaluating the electric axles available in today’s competitive market, Hino selected the Allison eGen Power 100D due to its outstanding benefits including electromechanical sophistication, a next generation controls system and industry-leading packaging.

“Allison continues to be a true partner throughout the vehicle validation and development pro-cess.

“We appreciate their willingness to adapt and refine the e-Axle to meet our needs, and we’re thrilled to partner with Allison to bring Hino’s new, highly-differentiated fully-electric heavy duty trucks to market.”

Allison and Hino have launched the product to selected customers at a ride and drive event at Allison Transmission’s global headquarters in Indianapolis.

Rohan Barua, vice-president, North America sales, global channel and aftermarket, at Allison Transmission said: “The next generation of our eGen Power 100D is now being built at our Auburn Hills, MI electric axle development and manufacturing facility.

“Allison’s extensive investments and experience in electric hybrid technology allow us to be well positioned to commercialise a broad portfolio of fully electric propulsion solutions, including electric axles. We’re proud to continue our longstanding partnership with Hino as we evolve our eGen family of electric propulsion solutions to meet the unique needs of our OEM and fleet customers.”

Said to be one of the most powerful electric axle systems in the world, the fully integrated eGen Power 100D features two electric motors, each capable of generating 454 kW of continuous power, with peak combined power of 652 kW.

The axle integrates a two-speed gearbox within the central housing, enabling the high torque required to get heavy loads moving, while also offering the benefit of superior efficiency at cruise speed. Rated at 10.4-tonnes gross axle weight, it incorporates a differential-lock function for conditions of poor traction.

Hino customers using the axle will be supported through Allison’s global network of authorised distributors and dealers.