Oshkosh Selects Allison E-Axles for Refuse Collection Vehicles 

Oshkosh Corporation has selected e-axles from Allison Transmission to provide the propulsion for its new line of waste management vehicles, specifically designed to help refuse haulers minimize environmental impact and reduce noise. Considered to be North America’s first fully integrated, zero-emission electric refuse collection vehicle, the McNeilus Volterra ZSL from Oshkosh will integrate the Allison eGen Power 100S e-axle into its eco-friendly platform. 

“Following a deep technical and competitive evaluation process, Oshkosh chose the Allison eGen Power 100S because of the differentiated performance, packaging efficiency and Allison’s reputation for industry leading reliability and durability, as well as the established customer support network Allison offers our mutual customers,” said Michael Moore, vice president of corporate engineering at Oshkosh. 

eGen Power e-Axles are designed by Allison specifically for commercial vehicles, configured to fit between the wheels of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and buses, eGen Power is tomorrow’s technology in today’s changing landscape. The single-motor 85S (8.5t), 100S/130S (10t/13t) and dual-motor 100D/130D (10t/13t) are built on Allison’s expertise in vehicle integration, battery management and vocational knowledge, says the company. 

eGen Power units include fully electric e-Axles for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles up to 28,660 lbs. GAWR, with a multi-speed gearbox and up to 650 kW of peak power. 

“This collaboration continues to build on our long history of partnership and innovation with Allison.” 

Oshkosh recognized that the eGen Power 100S architecture efficiency advantage in heavy stop-start refuse applications would extend the eRCV’s range. Each vehicle will be built using two eGen Power 100S e-Axles in tandem configuration, while delivering cleaner air and quieter operation in communities where deployed. A differential lock will be utilized for optimized traction. 

“Allison’s latest collaboration with Oshkosh highlights our ability to leverage Allison’s deep technical and application knowledge to deliver innovative propulsion solutions for diesel, natural gas, hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric applications, and marks the first time the eGen Power electric axles will be implemented into a vehicle that serves refuse collection applications,” said Rohan Barua, vice president of North America Sales, Global Channel and Aftermarket for Allison Transmission. For more info, see www.allisontransmission.com