Allison Transmission e-axle evaluated on powerful electric truck

Amidst the global pursuit of electrification in the commercial vehicle industry, Allison Transmission, a global leader in commercial-duty propulsion solutions, announced the development of highly efficient and powerful axles for electric vehicles.

Peterbilt’s 579EV model electric Class 8 truck was on display in the Peterbilt stand at ACT Expo featuring Allison’s innovative AXE Series e-axle.

Allison’s AXE Series propulsion system will deliver viable, industry-changing electric solutions for the market. Launched at the 2019 Advanced Clean Technology (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California, the AXE Series electric powertrain will be integrated in Peterbilt’s Model 579EV electric Class 8 truck for evaluation and testing. As a result, the truck features 1,475 horsepower (1,100 kilowatts), delivering industry-leading performance as well as efficiency.

“Allison is pleased to be building upon its legacy of innovation and believe this product will be a significant step in taking the industry to the next level of electrification,” said David S. Graziosi, Allison Transmission President and CEO. “We value this opportunity to work with an industry leader.”

The AXE Series electric powertrain will be integrated in Peterbilt’s Model 579EV electric Class 8 truck for evaluation and testing.