Le Lézard
Classified in: Transportation
Subject: PDT

Allison Transmission announces xFE models with technology to further increase fuel economy for its 1000 Seriestm and 2000 Seriestm



INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Allison Transmission today announced availability of its latest fuel economy technology for its 1000 Seriestm and 2000 Seriestm. Referred to as xFE, designating extra fuel economy, the fully automatic bus and truck transmissions have demonstrated improvements up to 7 percent when compared to baseline models.

Allison Transmission's new 1000 Seriestm and 2000 Seriestm xFE transmissions have the same space claim and ratings as current models, but incorporate a redesigned torque converter damper coupled with FuelSense 2.0 Max for increased fuel economy.

"Other than our electric hybrid products, xFE models represent the very best fuel economy technology we offer," said John Coll, senior vice president of global marketing, sales and service for Allison Transmission. "Our goal with this expansion of the xFE portfolio is to also now achieve the best fuel economy from an automatic transmission in smaller, medium-duty buses and trucks."

The 1000 Series and 2000 Series xFE transmissions have the same space claim and ratings as current models, but incorporate a redesigned torque converter damper coupled with the FuelSense 2.0 Max package. The damper enables first range lock up, delivering significantly more lock up operation and operating at lower engine speeds in higher ranges to further improve fuel economy. All xFE transmissions are compatible with alternative fuel engines.

"The new design works to achieve enhanced fuel economy in start-stop dense, low average speed duty cycles," said Coll. "Transit and city buses are the ideal candidates for this technology and that's why we've remained focused on those applications."

First announced in 2015, xFE transmissions were exclusively available in the 3000 Seriestm for bus applications. The new models represent the first expansion of the xFE portfolio and come standard with FuelSense 2.0.

Announced in March, FuelSense® 2.0 with DynActivetm Shifting delivers additional fuel savings beyond original FuelSense software. Through a set of proprietary software enhancements, the new FuelSense 2.0 uses DynActive Shifting to provide an infinitely variable combination of shift points and uses a learning algorithm to continuously find the ideal balance of fuel economy and performance. Available in three packages, FuelSense 2.0 allows fleets to optimize fuel economy and performance to their specific needs.

Allison transmissions use Continuous Power Technologytm to smoothly multiply engine torque and deliver more power to the wheels. Drivers with Allison transmissions experience better productivity, fuel economy, driver comfort, safety and operational flexibility than those with manual and automated manual transmissions (AMTs). Allison Automatics are globally recognized for their quality and reliability, and a greater overall economic value. This is demonstrated by the residual value that accompanies an Allison-equipped vehicle, as compared to a vehicle equipped with a manual, AMT or dual-clutch transmission (DCT).

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 2,600 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 allisontransmission.com.

Allison Transmission Inc. logo. (PRNewsFoto/Allison Transmission Inc.)

SOURCE Allison Transmission Holdings Inc.


These press releases may also interest you

at 17:15
This week, more than 150 representatives from global airlines and suppliers attended APEX TECH in Los Angeles, the leading technical forum to address technologies, content, revenue opportunities, and innovations shaping the aviation industry. The...

at 17:15
Earlier this week at APEX TECH, the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX),  the leading international airline association focused on passenger experience, awarded regional Passenger Choice Awards (PCAs) to airlines in North America, South...

at 17:02
In the automotive world, safety is taken seriously and highly regulated. In every other aspect of life, it's not quite so easy to control accidents, violence or Mother Nature. When the unpredictable happens, there are those who have volunteered to...

at 17:00
Having served customers in Edmonton for 40-plus years, Go Auto Express is offering excellent pre-owned vehicles for $15,000 and less. Go Auto Express has always been a dealership that places a high emphasis on providing customers with the best...

at 16:54
(UPS: NYSE) On June 21, in a move bringing the company closer toward plans to have 50 per cent of its Canadian fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of 2018, new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles joined UPS Canada's growing alternative...

at 16:49
There are few automotive shoppers who are fortunate enough to purchase a new vehicle without needing a loan. However, with annual percentage rates that can skyrocket above 7 percent, it's easy to see how consumers can be hesitant to buy a new vehicle...




News published on 5 october 2017 at 16:05 and distributed by: