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Hybrid Applications

Working over 20 years, Eaton has commercialized hybrid systems that today are available through commercial truck and bus manufacturers worldwide. Each system significantly reduces vehicle fuel consumption and emissions output, and provide other benefits like reduced maintenance and brake replacements costs and noise reduction at work sites.


Deciding 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.