TAIPEI, Taiwan … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the Taiwan launch of its innovative commercial vehicle hybrid system that will power two hybrid diesel-electric transit buses built by Sincere International Mass Transportation Vehicle Company. The clean energy buses are the first of a fleet of 75 to be delivered to Capital Bus Company by early 2010.
In normal passenger transit duty in Taipei, the buses are expected to generate fuel savings of 25 to 30 percent, along with similar reductions in particulate and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.
“Capital Bus is making great strides to save energy and reduce greenhouse gases and emissions,” said Po-Wen Lee, chairman of Capital Bus. ”We are very excited to cooperate with Sincere International Mass Transportation Vehicle and Eaton Corporation to introduce hybrid power technology to Taipei city & Taipei County. It is our intention to expand the use of hybrid power in our bus fleet to take greater advantage of this reliable clean energy source.”
“Vehicle makers, fleets and users in Taiwan are looking for efficient energy solutions that will help reduce pollution and greenhouse gases in their cities,” said Robert Clark, general manager - Eaton Vehicle Group South East Asia Region. “Hybrid power buses have a positive impact on environmental sustainability, and Eaton is pleased to apply our leading technology to serve this growing market.”
Eaton is the only manufacturer to offer a full range of hybrid systems for truck and bus applications, accumulating nearly 20 million miles in road-tested service around the world. These include hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and two hybrid hydraulic power systems that are available on truck models from International, Peterbilt, Kenworth and Freightliner.
Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart are using delivery vehicles with the Eaton system. Work trucks with Eaton hybrid power are also in service at many utility and telecom companies across North America. Benefits of the existing Eaton hybrid systems include fuel economy improvement ranging from 25 to 70 percent, with similar percentages in emission reductions, extended brake life and idle time reductions of up to 87 percent during work site operations.
Eaton Corporation is a diversified power management company with 2008 sales of $15.4 billion. Eaton is a global technology leader in electrical components and systems for power quality, distribution and control; hydraulics components, systems and services for industrial and mobile equipment; aerospace fuel, hydraulics and pneumatic systems for commercial and military use; and truck and automotive drivetrain and powertrain systems for performance, fuel economy and safety. Eaton has approximately 70,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit