Eaton’s hybrid power system can provide significant fuel savings and reduce vehicle fuel emissions. Hybrid power and its accompanying low fuel emissions are particularly appealing for Class 6, 7 and 8 vehicles with maximum GCW of 55,000lbs, especially in stop-and-go applications.
Hybrid power provides further savings in frequent engine-off and power take-off operations at a worksite. Hybrid power can provide significant fuel savings, increased functionality, quieter operation and improved performance. The resulting fuel economy alone can cut carbon dioxide (CO2) up to 70 percent. Multiply this savings by an entire hybrid fleet, and it is not difficult to see the significant fuel savings.
Improvements in fuel economy offer the single most compelling justification for hybrid power systems. Eaton's hybrid power system has been shown to reduce fuel consumption by up to 60 percent in certain applications.
Even without accounting for the rising cost of fuel year over year, this base reduction in fuel consumption results in tangible returns on the initial investment of a hybrid power system.
Real ResultsGiven typical usage for the Utility application, the Eaton hybrid electric system has a payback in less than 7 years. Moreover, the hybrid electric system yields savings in excess of $69,000 over the vehicle's service life of 12 years.
The EPA estimates savings of more than 1,000 gallons of fuel per year for a typical hybrid urban delivery vehicle, or nearly $3,000 back to the bottom line.
With lowered emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) up to 70 percent, Eaton's hybrid power solutions allow everyone to breathe a little easier.
They especially make meeting increasingly stringent local and federal emissions requirements more achievable. Low emission vehicles are not just a thing of fantasy or the future.
Reduction of idle time by up to 87 percent isn't just good for cutting fuel consumption, it's good for the environment and drivers, too.
Idling creates vibrations and noise, which over time, can wear on drivers. Hybrid utility vehicles offer idle reduction, which in turn creates a quieter and more efficient vehicle.
In addition to reduced engine and transmission wear, Eaton's hybrid power solutions offer increased brake life, which is a frequent maintenance item in stop-and-go applications.
Not only are savings achieved through actual replacement costs and labor, trucks spend more time on the road and less time being serviced.