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New Orleans RTA Chooses Allison eGen Flex®-Equipped New Flyer Electric Hybrid Buses

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Allison Transmission, in collaboration with New Flyer, announces the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) decision to

Allison Transmission, in collaboration with New Flyer, announces the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority’s (RTA) decision to adopt electric hybrid buses equipped with Allison technology. These New Flyer buses, featuring the Allison eGen Flex® electric hybrid propulsion system, will offer a greener transportation alternative for the city of New Orleans.

“Incorporating buses equipped with Allison’s electric hybrid system directly supports RTA’s mission to provide safe, dependable, efficient transit services to the residents of and visitors to greater New Orleans,” said Lona Edwards Hankins, CEO, New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. “In our region, emergency preparedness is critical. If we’re faced with a natural disaster, the eGen Flex’s rechargeable energy storage capabilities will allow RTA buses to operate without the need to stop often for fuel, or at a charging station.”

eGen Flex is capable of operating up to 50% of a bus’s typical route in engine-off mode. The system’s electric-only mode is activated through geofencing technology and eliminates engine emissions and noise while loading and unloading passengers and when operating in pre-defined dense pedestrian areas and zero-emission zones. In addition, the electric hybrid solution allows buses to operate accessories, such as air conditioning and heat, at optimal efficiency with clean and quiet electric power.

“Allison is committed to working closely with OEMs and our transit partners as they evaluate technology that helps them reduce their carbon footprint and dependence on fossil fuels,” said Rohan Barua, Vice President, North America Sales, Global Channel and Aftermarket at Allison Transmission. “eGen Flex is the solution that can be implemented now to reduce emissions and achieve sustainability goals as the industry continues to evaluate fully electric technology.”

For more information on Allison’s eGen Flex, please visit allisontransmission.com.

SOURCE: Allison Transmission

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