Allison Transmission in collaboration with Emergency One (UK) has announced an MoU to integrate the eGen Power 100D electric axle into Emergency One’s fire rescue and vehicle platform.

This builds on the relationship to date, where 90% of the units Emergency One sells, are equipped with an Allison fully automatic transmission.

“We are pleased to formalise our collaboration with Allison Transmission on the integration of their eGen Power electric axles into our E1 EV platform [our ‘EV0’ appliances],” said Emergency One MD, Mike Madsen.

“This is another critical step in our drive to deliver reduced emissions and carbon footprint, whilst improving vehicle performance and firefighter and public safety. We are focussed on producing electric fire and rescue vehicles that not only meet but exceed the current specifications and operational performance.

“Whether our conventional diesel-powered vehicles or our next generation electric propulsion platform, our mutual customers expect reliable and durable solutions the Emergency One and Allison partnership delivers daily. I’m confident we’ll continue to deliver that promise.”

The eGen Power 100D electric axle integrates two high-speed electric motors and a multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional drive shafts and support structures. This allows it to fit between the wheels, leaving critical space for battery storage.

Allison adds with continuous power of 536 horsepower (400 kilowatts) and peak output power of 738 horsepower (550 kilowatts), the eGen Power 100D is among the most powerful propulsion solutions in its class.

“This is an exciting development for our eGen Power portfolio of products, as we continue to expand our electrified product portfolio in support of our promise to provide the most reliable and valued propulsion solutions in the world,” added Heidi Schutte, VP of EMEA, APAC and South America Sales for Allison Transmission.

“We are pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with Emergency One in delivering solutions for our mutual customers, including many fire brigades and rescue teams across Europe. The Allison 3000 Series is the standard transmission offering in Emergency One’s conventional diesel-powered fire and rescue vehicles, so it’s natural to expect Emergency One and Allison to partner and bring the same proven performance, reliability and durability to Emergency One’s electric fire and rescue trucks.”

Allison’s eGen Power 100D is the first in a line-up of electric axles that will be rated for torque, GVW and varying chassis frame widths.

The eGen Power 100D electric axle integrates two high-speed electric motors and a multi-speed transmission, eliminating the need for additional drive shafts and support structures.