Allison Transmission extends electric vehicle market in Latin America
Allison Transmission announced that Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus will use the Allison automatic transmission in its fully electric e-Delivery truck. Volkswagen's e-Delivery is reportedly the first fully electric truck developed in Brazil and is equipped with an Allison 2100 Series transmission. The e-Delivery truck is targeted for urban delivery and tailored for emerging markets. Initially, it will be available in 9 and 11 metric-ton gross vehicle weight (GVW) models.
Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus plans to commence testing of the e-Delivery truck with pilot fleets in 2018. The e-Delivery is the latest electric vehicle application using Allison fully automatic transmissions to provide customers with reduced emissions solutions.
"Allison is focused on the potential trends toward electrification, and continues to invest significant research and development efforts in this area," said Randy Kirk, Senior Vice President for Product Engineering at Allison. "These efforts will further ensure Allison is well-positioned to meet customer demands for electrified products in the commercial vehicle space."