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LONG BEACH, Calif. — Allison Transmission Inc. announced its selection by Hino Trucks as its e-axle development partner for Classes 6-8 battery-electric trucks.
Low volume production is intended to start in early 2023.
The agreement builds on the long-standing partnership Allison and Hino share in the conventional transmission space, according to the Indianapolis-based company.
Additionally, Allison announced the launch of a new e-axle product, the eGen Power 100S.
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The eGen Power 100S incorporates several of the core components offered in the eGen Power 100D, and packages them into a lighter and more compact design best suited for Class 6 and 7 vehicles and in a tandem configuration for Class 8 6x4 vehicles.
Hino will be the first global original equipment manufacturer to integrate the eGen Power 100S.
“This is an exciting development 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,” Rohan Barua, vice president of North America sales at Allison Transmission, said in a release.
Allison said its eGen Power e-axles are designed to be 100% maintenance-free for the life of the vehicle to significantly reduce downtime and enhance eGen Power’s total cost of ownership advantage.
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