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Allison Hybrid Propulsion System

Posted on March 11, 2013

Allison Transmission Holdings has unveiled a new hybrid propulsion system for commercial vehicles. The H 3000 is a fully automatic parallel hybrid propulsion system designed for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles in distribution, refuse, utility and shuttle applications.

The new system is based on the Allison 3000 Series transmission, which is matched with hybrid system components, including a motor-generator, power electronics and lithium-ion cell battery packs. Scalable to each application, the modular lithium-ion battery packs enable an optimal amount of energy capacity to be tailored to a specific vehicle or duty cycle, allowing for greater flexibility and performance, the company said.

The H 3000 will also come equipped with Allison’s latest generation of electronic controls and depending on vocation and duty cycle, the system is designed to offer fuel savings of up to 25%.