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2005/10/4-6 [Transportation/Car/Hybrid] UID:39978 Activity:nil
10/4    Hybrid Trucks use 40-60%  less fuel:
        http://www.greencarcongress.com/2005/09/initial_testing.html
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shown a decrease in fuel consumption of 40%6 0% measured against driving and work cycles typical of the utility indus try. The target requirement for the hybrids was a 50% reduction in fuel consumption. Larger-scale testing involving 24 of the hybrid utility trucks jointly de veloped by International and Eaton Corporation will begin by years end. While we will need to test these trucks on a larger scale and over a longer period of time, we continue to see indications that these vehicles are commercially viable and wil l deliver real value to customers. Bill Van Amburg, senior vice president, WestStart These initial findings support our vision of making diesel-electric hybr id trucks a viable option. The other benefits we expect, such as extend ed maintenance intervals and fewer brake changes, further illustrate th e promise of this technology. George Survant, director of fleet services, Florida Power and Light Comp any; Utility_hybrid2 Major components of the hybrid utility truck system The drive system in the utility trucks is in a pre-transmission parallel hybrid configuration, with a 44-kW permanent magnet motor mounted direct ly in front of the transmission, behind engine and clutch. The engine is a 6-cylinder 215-hp (160-kW) diesel that delivers 759 Nm of torque. Power from the engine is used to drive the conventional drive-train direc tly or converted into electrical energy and stored for use as needed. El ectric torque can be blended with engine torque to improve vehicle perfo rmance and to operate the engine in the most fuel-efficient range for a given speed or to operate the vehicle with electric power only. The system recovers kinetic energy during braking, charging the batteries while the truck is slowing down which provides additional power for acc eleration. This truck also can operate the utility bucket in electric-on ly mode, with the engine off, significantly contributing to improved fue l economy. Initial Testing of Hybrid Utility Trucks Shows 40%60% Drop in Fuel Consumption from Daffodil Lane Hybrid technology ends up leading to some very interesting applications i n places you wouldn't expect. For example, if you put it in a car, you g et a bump up of about 20 to 30 percent fuel economy. Initial Testing of Hybrid Utility Trucks Shows 40%60% Drop in Fuel Consumption from Daffodil Lane Hybrid technology ends up leading to some very interesting applications i n places you wouldn't expect. For example, if you put it in a car you ge t a bump up of about 20 to 30 percent fuel economy, yet you put... Hybrid Utility Trucks Tests Show 40%60% Fuel Saving from Treehugge r Initial tests of diesel-hybrid utility trucks indicate that they may garn er a 40%-60% fuel reduction. Apparently utility trucks get better fuel r eduction than passenger cars because they have massive batteries on boar d The tests were performed on prot... Testss of Hybrid Utility Trucks Show 40%60% Fuel Saving from Treeh ugger Initial tests of diesel-hybrid utility trucks indicate that they may have a 40%-60% reduction in fuel. Apparently utility trucks get better fuel reduction than passenger cars because they have massive batteries on boa rd. Tests of Hybrid Utility Trucks Show 40%60% Fuel Saving from Treehu gger Initial tests of diesel-hybrid utility trucks indicate that they may have a 40%-60% reduction in fuel. Apparently utility trucks get better fuel reduction than passenger cars because they have massive batteries on boa rd.