Dutch OEM Develops Allison Transmission-Equipped Electric Semi-Truck


EMOSS Mobile Systems, an electric powertrain developer based out of the Netherlands, has developed an Allison transmission-equipped electric semi-truck with a range exceeding 300 miles.

According to Allison Transmission Holdings Inc., the EMOSS Electric Vehicle with Extender Range (E.V.E.R.) truck is equipped with an Allison 4500 fully automatic transmission for torque multiplication to haul heavier payloads, traverse steep inclines and extend the battery life.

The semi-truck uses a 120 kWh battery pack and a liquefied petroleum gas electricity generator to recharge the battery and achieve maximum range. It is rated for a gross combination weight of up to 50 metric tons, says Allison.

Calibrated to use six forward gears when fully laden, the Allison transmission is critical for hauling heavier payloads and navigating challenging topographies, such as in Switzerland and Austria, where mountains and steep slopes are frequent, Allison explains.

“Allison remains committed to the evolution and optimization of the drivetrain and all forms of commercial vehicle propulsion,” says Randy Kirk, senior vice president of product engineering at Allison. “The Allison automatic provides a proven, immediate and well-integrated solution that enables electrification across a broad range of commercial applications.”

EMOSS unveiled the Allison-equipped E.V.E.R. truck, based on a DAF chassis, in November at the eCarTec exhibition in Munich, Germany, and plans to commence testing with pilot customers later this year. In addition to the E.V.E.R. truck, EMOSS is currently developing Allison transmission-equipped electric trucks for use in construction, delivery and refuse applications. These applications include dump trucks, medium-duty straight trucks, refuse-collection vehicles and additional semi-truck configurations.

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