Allison’s extra fuel-saving transmission is presented in new Optare Metrocity xFE at Euro Bus Expo 2016
Oct 24, 2016
Independent testing saw xFE-equipped Metrocity deliver an 8 percent improvement in fuel economy
BIRMINGHAM, UK – Allison Transmission, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic commercial-duty transmissions, will bring its latest xFE and Torqmatic® transmissions to the UK for the first time when it exhibits at the Euro Bus Expo 2016 (November 1-3; NEC, Birmingham; stand C70). British bus manufacturer, Optare, will present a new Metrocity xFE midi-bus to the industry in its stand (A50) at the show following a successful trial of a Euro 6 bus featuring an Allison xFE transmission with a FuelSense® Max software package.
“We are pleased to launch and exhibit the new Optare Metrocity xFE bus at Euro Bus next month,” says Robert Drewery, commercial director at Optare. “During recent independent testing conducted under conditions representative of actual service, the Euro 6 Metrocity with a T3270R xFE™ transmission and FuelSense® Max returned a fuel economy improvement of 8 percent over the previous model. We’re confident that this new package will be of interest to our customers who already enjoy the comfort, productivity and maintenance benefits of the Metrocity with a fully automatic transmission.”
Allison’s xFE transmissions feature the latest advances in fuel-saving technology. Incorporating optimized gear ratios coupled with the FuelSense® Max package, xFE transmissions have been designed to deliver significantly more lock up operation and operate at lower engine speeds in higher ranges for further fuel economy improvements. In addition to the new T3270R xFE™ launching at Euro Bus Expo, Allison now offers three new xFE models in Europe: the T3280 xFE™, T3325 xFE™ and T3375 xFE™.
Allison Transmission’s expanded Torqmatic® product portfolio includes the new T1000, T2100 and T2200 fully automatic transmission models reflecting hardware and software developments that offer fleets increased fuel efficiency. These new models will also be on display for the first time in the UK at Euro Bus Expo. The expansion of the Torqmatic product family provides customers with a complete range of Allison transmissions featuring the latest product enhancements, 5th Generation Electronic Controls and FuelSense fuel-efficiency software.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and is a leader in electric hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.
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