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|IC Bus chooses Allison Transmission for its alternative fuel-powered CE Series school buses|
IC Bus selected the Allison 2500, part of the Pupil Transport Series™, as the exclusive transmission for its gasoline-powered CE Series school bus line, and as the standard option for its propane-fueled models. Allison's torque converter enables more responsive acceleration, overcoming the slower startup sometimes associated with alternative fuels.
With Continuous Power Technology™, Allison transmissions also increase productivity in stop-and-go traffic. By moving power smoothly from the engine to the drivetrain, engine stress is reduced, while drivers and students enjoy a more comfortable ride. Additionally, Allison automatics have no mechanical clutches to wear out, which reduces downtime and maintenance costs.
"By creating automatic transmissions that enable the use of alternative fuels, we're helping our customers reduce nitrogen oxide emissions," said
Today, nearly all large school buses in the U.S. are equipped with Allison transmissions. Furthermore, Allison-equipped alternative fuel-powered school buses continue to meet the acceleration and hill climbing capabilities school districts demand.
IC Bus customers that purchase an Allison-equipped CE Series alternative fuel school bus receive a seven-year
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