Allison Transmission to showcase its largest product range ever in Europe at IAA 2014

Quieter, cleaner and more efficient, Allison Transmission enables vehicles to work better

HANNOVER, Germany – Allison Transmission will showcase its largest range of transmissions ever in Europe at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Exposition, Sept. 25 to Oct. 2 in Hannover. Products will range from 1000/2000 Series™ models for light-duty commercial vehicles to 3000 Series™ and 4000 Series™ for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles, and the 6000 Series™ off-highway unit.

Other displays on view at the two-floor Allison exhibition building (N65, outdoor area south) will be the cross-drive steering transmissions for tracked military vehicles, the highly-efficient TC10TMfor road tractors and the Torqmatic®Series transmission specially designed for city and intercity bus and coach applications. Both H 40/50 EP™ and H 3000™ parallel hybrid systems will also be featured.

Allison develops products that offer a significant competitive advantage together with high efficiency and environmental benefits. Optimized conventional propulsion units, complementing technology with natural gas and advanced hybrid systems – Allison helps vehicles achieve superior efficiency and performance.

At IAA: Allison products, features and programs that deliver results

  • FuelSense™ fuel-efficiency packages
  • Bus and truck hybrid systems
  • Torque converter technology that benefits natural gas engines
  • Stop-start technology for ultra-low carbon powertrains

FuelSense™ – The savings are automatic

Allison Transmission recently introduced FuelSense, a new fuel-efficiency package that can deliver even higher fuel savings for fleets – up to 20 percent depending on application and configuration. In combination with 5th Generation Electronic Controls, FuelSense features automatically adapt shift schedules and torque, maximizing transmission efficiency based on load, grade and duty cycle. Also suitable for vehicles with natural gas engines, IAA visitors can calculate potential yearly cost savings in the FuelSense training area.

Hybrids – For the sake of the environment

The H 40/50 EP and H 3000 parallel hybrid systems also offer savings potential. Currently, around 5,000 city buses equipped with Allison H 40/50 EP drive units are operating in over 230 cities worldwide. The H 3000 for medium- and heavy-duty trucks is based on the Allison 3000 Series and was designed to offer reductions in fuel consumption of up to 25 percent depending on application and duty cycle.

Natural Gas Engines – Also in the Euro 6 Econic NGT

Allison Automatics are perfectly suited to natural gas engines in a wide range of applications. Patented torque converter technology enhances response-time-to-throttle cycles of natural gas engines, multiplying engine torque at vehicle launch and smoothly transferring power to the drive wheels. As a result, whether using renewable bio natural gas or natural gas derived from fossil fuels, Allison transmissions deliver superior vehicle performance, while increasing fuel efficiency.

On display at Daimler booth C02 in Hall 14/15, visitors can see the new Euro 6 Mercedes-Benz Econic NGT with environmentally-friendly natural gas technology and an Allison 3000 Series fully automatic transmission featuring the latest FuelSense package.

Stop-Start Technology – For ultra-low carbon powertrains

In July, Allison Transmission presented a new integrated stop-start technology in conjunction with Project “ETHOS.” In partnership with the California Energy Commission, Cummins developed an engine that uses E85 (a high-octane blend of ethanol and gasoline) as a fuel to significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The Cummins ETHOS 2.8L engine is coupled with an Allison 2550fully automatic transmission – for smooth and efficient stop-start operation. Until now the ETHOS 2.8L has proven capable of exceeding the 50 percent CO2 emission reductions outlined as a project goal.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses.  Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India.  Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit

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