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The largest transit authority in the United States is adding 50 New Flyer buses equipped with Allison H 40 EP™ electric hybrid propulsion systems.
New Flyer and Allison Transmission, the largest global manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty fully automatic transmissions and a supplier of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions, including electric hybrid and fully electric propulsion systems, will deliver 50 Allison electric hybrid equipped buses to the largest transit authority in the U.S., New York City Transit (NYCT). The majority of the electric hybrid buses will be delivered in 2021, allowing Allison to showcase the H 40 EP electric hybrid system’s industry leading reliability and durability. New York City Transit Authority maintains a fleet of over 5,700 buses, 60 percent of which are equipped with Allison Bus Series™ B 400 and B 500 transmissions.
Rohan Barua, Vice President of North America Sales at Allison Transmission commented that, their electric hybrid propulsion system offered New York City a considerable advantage. Not only will these systems improve air quality, they would also be fuel efficient as well. New York City had indicated they would rely on Allison electric hybrids to reduce CO2 emissions in the city, while allowing the city to maintain a durable, reliable, economical fleet.
Over 10,000 state- and city-owned vehicles operating in New York are powered by Allison. Branden Harbin, Managing Director of Global Marketing at Allison Transmission stated that, across the state, public and private sector service providers, including first responders, relied on Allison to drive innovation, get the job done, and improve the way the world worked. Allison’s first commercial vehicle transmission was designed for and delivered to the transit market. Allison followed that success by being the first to launch an innovative electric hybrid solution that addressed articulated and non-articulated buses for the transit market. Since then, Allison had delivered more than 8,500 electric hybrid propulsion systems globally, including deliveries to more than 14 agencies in New York State. These systems had accumulated nearly 2.2 billion miles, saving more than 265 million gallons of fuel, and preventing 2.6 metric tons of CO2 emissions from entering the atmosphere. Allison has been committed to continuing to deliver the H 40 EP electric hybrid system to customers that demand the proven value and reliability that system has consistently delivered.