Road Transport Expo: Allison Transmission offers fleet managers a way to slash fuel costs

Commercial Motor
May 17, 2022

Fleet operators looking to save on fuel costs should make a beeline to Allison Transmission’s Road Transport Expo (RTX) stand this year to see the latest developments in fully automatic transmissions and upgrades that the company said can slash thousands of pounds off fuel bills.

One major development Allison Transmission is showcasing at this brand new-industry show is its latest control software, FuelSense 2.0, which has delivered fuel savings of up to 9% in real-world trials with Biffa last year.

So impressed was Biffa with the trial results, it has retrofitted FuelSense 2.0 to almost 500 Dennis Eagle and Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks, saving £50,000 per month in fuel cost.

Another significant development which Allison’s team are keen to show RTX visitors is the company’s latest extra fuel economy (xFE)) range of transmissions, which it said can cut real-world fuel consumption by up to 3.7% in truck applications.

Cost of ownership is also reduced in Allison-equipped vehicles because of the company’s patented torque converter, which makes for an easier start and improved acceleration.

Drivers tell Allison Transmission they love the way the converter gives them precise slow-speed controllability and manoeuvrability and  because there is no dry clutch, there are no clutch failures, fewer maintenance requirements, longer service intervals, and more vehicle uptime.

The third major development is Allison’s eGen Power range of fully integrated electric axles that fit between the wheels of heavy-duty trucks and buses, replacing the vehicle’s traditional powertrain.

This system is compatible with full battery electric vehicles (BEV), fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV), and range-extending hybrid applications.

Nathan Wilson, Allison’s UK account and market development manager, said: “The fuel cost savings being made by Biffa could be made by many other fleets too.

“Some 7,000 Allison-equipped vehicles are currently in service in the UK with Euro-6 engines from 2014 to 2018, and all would benefit from the upgrade.

“With fuel costs going sky-high, there’s never been a better time to consider Allison’s solutions. I’m looking forward to meeting people at RTX to discuss how we can help.”

  • RTX is a three-day summer event that features more than 145 exhibitors, alongside a topical seminar programme of knowledge and product talks, ride and drive (prebookable), and a series of exciting specialist zones for visitors to explore. It is completely free for visitors to attend and will be a fantastic opportunity to meet key industry players and make new business connections all in one venue. Book your ticket to attend today!



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