Allison Transmission and SAIC Hongyan formalise cooperation on electric axle integration

Premium Chinese OEM to install Allison’s eGen Power 130D in tractors for regional and long-haul transport

Allison Transmission, a leading designer and manufacturer of engines for conventional, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, in cooperation with SAIC Hongyan Automotive Co., Ltd (hereinafter SAIC Hongyan, formerly known as SIH Truck), China’s premium brand in heavy-duty vehicle manufacturing, service and support, is pleased to announce a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Allison Transmission will integrate its eGen Power 130D into SAIC Hongyan regional and long-haul tractors under a recent MoU. (Photo: Business Wire)

The two companies will integrate an Allison eGen Powerâ„¢ 130D electric axle in SAIC Hongyan regional and long-haul tractors under this memorandum of understanding and will collaborate on tests and trials before making purchase decisions. This builds on the successful relationship between the two companies, where the majority of SAIC Hongyan trucks sold are fitted with Allison automatic transmissions.

“We are delighted to formalise our partnership with Allison Transmission to integrate their eGen Power electric axles into our next-generation platforms,” said Liu Bin, deputy director of SAIC Hongyan’s technical centre.

SAIC Hongyan will be the first Chinese OEM to integrate the eGen Power 130D electric axle into its trucks, which is specially designed for vehicles that require an axle with a rated weight of 13 tonnes. This series of fully integrated electric axles replaces the traditional drivetrain and includes two high-speed electric motors and a multi-speed gearbox, providing SAIC Hongyan and their customers with exceptional performance and optimum efficiency.

“This is an exciting advancement in our eGen Power product portfolio, reaffirming our promise to deliver the world’s most reliable and valuable propulsion systems,” said Heidi Schutte, Allison Transmission vice president of sales in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific and South America. . “We are delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with SAIC Hongyan in providing innovative solutions to expand our business from the refuse, heavy hauler and dump truck segments to the regional and long-haul segments. This cooperation is a good model to support the electrification of commercial vehicles. in China and the implementation of the national carbon neutralization strategy.”

“We support the cooperation between the two companies and will work together to provide the market with a new generation of next-generation heavy-duty trucks using an exclusively electric drive architecture,” said Lu Jianping, CEO of SAIC Hongyan.

With a continuous output of 424 kilowatts (569 horsepower) and a peak output of 648 kilowatts (869 horsepower), the eGen Power 130D is one of the most powerful power solutions in its class and leverages Allison’s proven expertise in control hardware and software and years of design, testing and manufacturing experience. The result is world-class reliability, durability and performance.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is a leading designer and manufacturer of powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles, the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty applications, and a leader in electrified powertrain applications that improve the world. Allison products are used in a wide variety of applications, including trucks (delivery, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (school, transit and touring), motor homes, and off-highway vehicles and equipment (energy, mining). and construction applications.) The company was founded in 1915 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Present in more than 150 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil, manufacturing facilities in the United States, Hungary and India, and global engineering resources, including electrification engineering centres in Indianapolis, Indiana, Auburn Hills, Michigan and London in the United Kingdom. Allison also has more than 1,400 independent distributors and dealers worldwide. For more information, visit

About SAIC Hongyan

SAIC Hongyan is a 56-year-old heavy-duty truck manufacturer in China. It provides Chinese and overseas customers with conventional power vehicles and new energy vehicles, including dump trucks, tractors, trucks and special vehicles. SAIC Hongyan is headquartered in Chongqing, China, with technology centres and production bases in Chongqing and Shanghai