ApplicationsDeciding whether or not to invest in a hybrid technology or determining if it’s the right for your intended use boils down to the vehicle’s duty cycle. Generally speaking, if the vehicle does a lot of short- range, start-and-stop driving under low average speeds and/or it requires a high level of engine idle time, where the hybrid system is frequently engaged, then it would be a good fit for a hybrid application. However, if the vehicle spends over half of its operating time at steady-state highway speed; it would not be a good fit for a hybrid application.
Our electric hybrid system with our patented engine-off power-take-off (ePTO) and optional Auxiliary Power Generator and AC Power Panel is ideally suited for the utility, telecom and municipal markets that utilize medium duty bucket trucks to keep operations running. In addition to reducing fuel consumption and emissions, this system can fully operate the existing hydraulic system which also greatly reduces noise while performing service in residential areas.
A residential refuse truck can start and stop nearly 1,200 times per day and often only travels a small distance between stops making it a perfect application for our hydraulic hybrid system. By launching the vehicle with the HLA® we can reduce annual fuel consumption by more than 1,000 gallons and improve brake life by 300% which means fewer expensive brake jobs.
Delivery trucks come in many shapes and sizes based on their intended use but they all have frequent start-and-stop duty cycles which make them an ideal hybrid application. Add in our engine-off at idle feature and three-phase auxiliary power generator to a refrigerated delivery vehicles and fuel consumption and emissions improve greatly.
Buses are the world’s people movers. They operate round-the-clock in nearly every city and every country in the world. Their frequent start-and-stop cycles and need to keep passengers safe and comfortable even when not moving, make them a good choice for hybrid