Hino Trucks has completed the vehicle integration, and commenced testing and validation, of Allison’s next generation eGen PowerTM 100D fully electric axle in its XL series heavy duty battery electric vehicles (BEVs), as Hino progresses towards start of production.
“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,” said Glenn Ellis, Senior Vice President of Customer Experience, Hino Trucks. “Allison continues to be a true partner throughout the vehicle validation and development process. 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 will jointly host a select group of customers for a Ride & Drive of the eGen Power 100D-equipped Hino XL battery electric tractor at Allison’s Global Headquarters this week, during NTEA’s Work Truck Week.
“The next generation of our eGen Power 100D is now being built at our Auburn Hills, MI electric axle development and manufacturing facility,” said Rohan Barua, Vice President, North America Sales, Global Channel and Aftermarket, Allison Transmission. “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.”
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 e-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. The eGen Power 100D supports a 10.4-tonne or 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating and includes differential lock functionality. The performance and efficiency advantages directly translate to wide-ranging duty-cycles and increased range capability, optimising the economic value the e-Axles deliver to end users.
Through Allison’s global network of authorised distributors and dealers, Hino and its customers will have access to the training, service and aftermarket support needed to keep their vehicles running smoothly.