Allison Transmissions has confirmed that it has won a transmission supply contract for a new range of buses from the Navistar-owned IC Bus company.
IC Bus has confirmed the Allison 2500 will feature in the IC Bus Pupil Transport Series – the series notable for being alternatively fueled, i.e. there isn’t a diesel engine on offer.
The auto transmission will come as standard in petrol-powered variants, the propane-powered buses will have the transmission as an option.
The bus is aimed North American school districts seeking cheaper and cleaner fuel alternatives than diesel for their school bus fleets.
IC Bus is also one of the world’s best-known electric school bus manufacturers.
Heidi Schutte is the vice president of marketing and sales for the Americas with Allison Transmission, she’s told heavyvehicles.com.au that the Allison 2500 will bring responsive acceleration to the alternative fuel buses.
“With Continuous Power Technology, Allison transmissions increase productivity in stop-and-go traffic.
“Additionally, Allison automatics have no mechanical clutches to wear out, which reduces downtime and maintenance costs.
“By creating automatic transmissions that enable the use of alternative fuels, we’re helping our customers reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.”
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