Allison’s hybrid transmission for Suffolk County Transit

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Suffolk County Transit has announced that more than 20 of its New Flyer buses with be equipped with Allison’s electric hybrid transmission.

Suffolk County Transit provides bus services in Suffolk County, New York on Long Island and it has incorporated Allison electric hybrids in its fleet for around 10 years.

The Allison H 40 EP electric hybrid captures otherwise wasted energy during vehicle braking and uses it to assist in vehicle propulsion and powering of auxiliary equipment.

The H 40 EP design features a fully automatic transmission with two hybrid motor-generators, power electronics and battery management, which enables fleets to maximise efficiency while achieving good performance and productivity.

It also provides uninterrupted power to the wheels and comes equipped with Allison’s latest generation of electronic controls, which offer a variety of features to further improve productivity and efficiency.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Suffolk County Transit,” said Heidi Schutte, VP, Global and NA Regional and National Account Sales, Allison Transmission.

“Our electric hybrid transmission supports their requirements for a more efficient and reliable bus.”

Allison says it’s the world’s largest provider of hybrid systems for heavy-duty transit applications.

More than 8,000 have been delivered worldwide.

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