The manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty automatic transmissions purchases the EV systems divisions of Vantage Power and AxleTech.
The facility, located in Indianapolis, Indiana, will support a range of propulsion systems, including conventional powertrains, alternative fuel, electric hybrid, and fully-electric vehicles.
The extended Allison warranty applies to new Blue Bird buses equipped with Allison 2500 and 2550 Pupil Transport Series transmissions.
The warranty continues to cover all buses with Allison 2300/2350/2500/2550 Pupil Transport Series (PTS) transmissions for the 2018 calendar year.
The xFE (extra fuel economy) technology is now available for Allison’s 1000 and 2000 Series transmissions.
More than 2,000 bus technicians have completed the manufacturer’s maintenance training program.
The school bus manufacturer is now offering Allison Transmission's FuelSense 2.0 for new buses with Allison transmissions ordered on or after May 1.
The company’s new facility in Portland has capacity for up to 500 units, including gas and diesel engines, transmissions, and differentials.
The warranty will now cover Thomas buses manufactured in 2016 and 2017 with the Allison 2500 PTS, 2550 PTS, 2300 PTS, or 2350 PTS.
The warranty for Allison 2000 Pupil Transport Series transmissions on Blue Bird buses will increase to seven years/unlimited miles starting next year.
New gasoline and CNG school buses, a V8 diesel engine, and electronic stability control are among the offerings that customers experience at a Blue Bird event in Nashville.
New features include a vocational model guide in the "Favorites" section to allow specific ratings pages to be bookmarked.
The increased transmission warranty will be on Thomas school bus models built in 2016 that include the Allison 2500, 2550, 2300 or 2350 PTS.