Allison Transmission has disclosed its strategic partnership with the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), designed to extend its fleet of electric hybrid buses. Thanks to a recent grant of $19 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) 2023 Low or No Emission and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs, IndyGo can augment its fleet with 40-foot GILLIG buses. These buses, equipped with Allison’s eGen Flex™ electric hybrid propulsion system, are intended to replace older models, facilitating greener, quieter, and more reliable public transportation.
Why It Matters
The substantial grant awarded to IndyGo signifies significant progress towards reducing harmful emissions, particularly in the downtown core of Indianapolis. The funding and ongoing support from the FTA are invaluable in propelling the corporation towards its near-zero emissions objectives, as remarked by Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo. The transformation of the transit system plays a crucial role in providing safer, more sustainable transportation and shaping the future of Indianapolis.
- The Allison eGen Flex™ system can function in engine-off mode for up to 50% of a bus route.
- Geofencing technology activates the system’s electric-only mode, eradicating engine noise and emissions while boarding and alighting passengers and operating in designated pedestrian-dense areas and zero-emission zones.
- The current fleet of electric hybrid buses deployed by IndyGo has conserved over 20,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and more than 2,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel.
Allison Transmission continues to assert its dedication to promoting cleaner public transportation in Indianapolis and aiding IndyGo in their sustainability endeavors. With almost 20 years of experience in manufacturing electric hybrid propulsion solutions, Allison remains committed to working with transit agencies nationwide. The company’s contribution is a pivotal part of the collective effort to transition to net-zero emissions technology, a move that is as much about the environment as it is about creating an efficient and comfortable journey for commuters.