Allison Transmission in collaboration with SAIC Hongyan Automotive Co., Ltd (SAIC Hongyan, formerly known as SIH Truck)—a Chinese brand which manufactures, services and supports heavy-duty vehicles—announces a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The two companies will integrate the Allison eGen Power 130D e-Axle into SAIC Hongyan’s regional and long haul tractors as part of this MoU, and collaborate on testing and trials ahead of production sourcing decisions. This builds on the successful relationship between the two companies, where the majority of automatic equipped trucks SAIC Hongyan sells feature Allison automatic transmissions.
“We are pleased to formalize our collaboration with Allison Transmission on the integration of their eGen Power electric axles into our next generation platforms,” said Liu Bin, Deputy Director of Technical Center at SAIC Hongyan.
SAIC Hongyan will be the first Chinese OEM to integrate the eGen Power 130D electric axle into its trucks, which is specifically designed to accommodate vehicles that require a 13-tonne rated axle. This series of fully integrated electric axles replaces the traditional powertrain, and features two high-speed electric motors and a multi-speed gearbox, providing SAIC Hongyan and their customers with exceptional performance and optimized efficiency.
“This is an exciting progression for our eGen Power portfolio of products in support of our promise to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world,” said Heidi Schutte, Vice President of EMEA, APAC, and South America Sales for Allison Transmission. “We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with SAIC Hongyan in delivering innovative solutions to expand our business from refuse, heavy haulers and dump trucks, to the regional and long haul segments. This cooperation provides a good model to support the electrification of commercial vehicles in China and the realization of the national carbon neutralization strategy.”
“We support cooperation between the two companies and will work together to provide the market with a new generation of new energy heavy-duty trucks that adopt pure electric drive architecture,” said Lou Jianping, General Manager at SAIC Hongyan.
With a continuous power of 424 kW (569 hp) and peak output power of 648 kW (869 hp), the eGen Power 130D is among the most powerful propulsion solutions in its class, and leverages Allison’s proven control hardware and software expertise, and decades of design, validation and manufacturing experience. The result is world-class reliability, durability and performance.