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March 1, 2019 3:00 PM, EST

Allison Invests in New Testing Facility

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Allison Transmission announced it is investing in a new vehicle testing facility to support testing for a wide range of propulsion systems, including conventional powertrains, alternative fuel, electric hybrid and fully-electric vehicles.

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This facility is to be located on the campus of Allison’s global headquarters on the west side of Indianapolis.

It will include two environmental chambers capable of simulating temperature extremes, altitude and on-road conditions that will allow testing for regulatory compliance, onboard diagnostic development and performance improvements for vehicle functional optimization, according to the company.

“Industries around the globe depend on Allison automatics to power highly specialized vehicles that must perform under all kinds of extreme conditions,” CEO David Graziosi said in a statement.

The facility will be the only one of its kind in the Midwest, according to the company. When not in use by Allison, third parties will be able to use the chambers.

Project planning for the vehicle environmental test facility has begun, and the site is scheduled for completion in 2020, Allison reported. — Transport Topics