Allison Transmission and Delphi in Long-term Agreement for Commercial Truck Hybrid Drive System Production
Allison Transmission has entered into a long-term business agreement with Delphi Automotive Systems, LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, Delphi will supply Allison Transmission with key hybrid drive system components and energy storage systems.
Delphi’s expertise in the manufacture and integration of electronic and hybrid system components for the automotive industry will complement existing Allison Transmission product offerings in both the city transit bus and truck markets.
Allison Transmission already offers the parallel two-mode EP40 and EP50 hybrid systems—developed with GM and precursors to the two-mode hybrid system applied in certain GM light duty hybrids—for the bus market. Earlier this year, Allison Transmission applied for, and was awarded, a $62.8 million grant under the US Department of Energy (DOE) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This grant will further increase US capacity to manufacture hybrid propulsion systems for the commercial truck market.