Originally approved in 2014, Executive Order must be approved for
eligibility on a model year basis
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2019--
Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Cummins Inc. (NYSE:
CMI) today announced certification from the California Air Resources
Board (ARB) for model year 2019 Allison Hybrid 40/50 Electric Propulsion
(H 40/50 EP™) system paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric
hybrid engines used in transit buses and coaches.
Originally issued by the ARB in 2014, the dual Executive Order (EO) is
required to be reviewed for renewed eligibility on a model year basis.
The paired Allison electric hybrid-propulsion system and Cummins engine
is used in both straight and articulated transit buses.
“We appreciate ARB’s continued renewal,” said Barbara Chance, Director
of Mobile Source Regulatory Compliance for Allison Transmission.
“Allison was the first electric hybrid-propulsion system to be certified
in California for transit buses and coaches. We look forward to
continuing our work with ARB.”
The Allison H 40/50 EP has been proven to improve fuel economy up to 25
percent over similar diesel buses. Additionally, its regenerative
braking capability can significantly extend the brake change interval by
as much as 350 percent.
“Cummins is pleased the Allison electric hybrid-propulsion system has
received 2019 ARB certification,” said Brian Wilson, General Manager,
Global Bus Business, Cummins Inc. “We believe the latest Cummins and
Allison clean diesel power system will provide our bus customers an even
more reliable and environmentally-friendly powertrain to help them be as
successful as possible. For 2019, our latest generation of B6.7 and L9
engines are enhanced with improved fuel economy, and improved uptime,
reducing overall costs for customers.”
The Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines feature proven
technology designed and developed in-house that is optimized to deliver
the efficiency, durability and performance on which transit bus
customers depend. The B6.7 diesel-electric hybrid engine is rated at 280
hp (209kW) while the L9 diesel-electric hybrid engine is rated at 330 hp
(246kW) for the transit bus market.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world's largest manufacturer of
fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial
vehicles. 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 2,900 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.
About Cummins Inc.
Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary
business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service a broad
portfolio of power solutions. The company’s products range from diesel
and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as
related technologies, including battery systems, fuel systems, controls,
air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power
generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, (USA) Cummins
employed 62,610 people committed to powering a more prosperous world as
of December 31, 2018. Cummins serves customers in approximately 190
countries and territories through a network of approximately 600
company-owned and independent distributor locations and over 7,600
dealer locations. Cummins earned about $2.1 billion on sales of $23.8
billion in 2018.
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Source: Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Cummins Inc.
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