Allison Transmission announced the Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) is investing $19 million to replace older fleet vehicles with 40-foot GILLIG buses equipped with the Allison eGen Flex electric hybrid propulsion system. The funds for this investment were provided by the Federal Transit Administration’s 2023 Low or No Emission Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities Competitive Programs.
“Receiving this money for these buses will further the progress we’ve already made as we work to continually reduce harmful emissions in the downtown core of Indianapolis,” said Inez Evans, President and CEO of IndyGo. “We’re grateful for these funds and the continued support from the FTA in helping empower us to come closer to reaching our near-zero-emissions goals and safely move Indianapolis forward.”
The Allison eGen Flex can operate up to 50% of a bus’s route in engine-off mode, which eliminates engine emissions and noise when loading and unloading passengers and when operating in predetermined areas, such as zero-emission zones or zones with heavy pedestrian activity. To date, IndyGo’s electric hybrid bus network has saved over 20,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions and over 2,000,000 gallons of diesel fuel.