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Allison Transmissions in Freightliner Natural Gas Vehicles

Written by Erica Burke on . Posted in .

Allison Transmission Inc. has announced that its transmissions are the exclusive offering in Freightliner’s natural gas vehicles, including the new Cascadia 113 Natural Gas day cab tractor. The Cascadia 113 Natural Gas tractor will be equipped with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy-duty engine and with Allison 4000 Series transmissions exclusively at launch. Allison 3000 Series transmissions are also exclusive in Freightliner’s M2 112 and 114SD vehicles with the Cummins Westport ISL G 8.9-liter engine. Allison’s fully automatic transmissions are integrated into the majority of natural gas-powered commercial truck units sold in the United States. A key component of Allison’s natural gas advantage is the fact that other transmission technology inherently interrupts power and struggles to overcome the natural gas engine’s longer torque response time. The Cascadia 113 Natural Gas tractor is currently in the initial launch phase and expected to go into full production in the second quarter of 2013.