Hybrid System Installed on Madison County Transit Vehicles
Crosspoint Kinetics says it’s completed the installation of 43 of its second-generation electric hybrid systems on buses operated by Madison County Transit of Granite City, Ill.
The hybrid system improves acceleration performance, lowers fuel consumption, and reduces emissions. They were purchased through a contract awarded to Southern Bus and Mobility (Breese, Ill.) and were installed into new Turtle Top (New Paris, Ind.) Odyssey buses, Crosspoint Kinetics says.
“Crosspoint Kinetics’ new installation facility in Mishawaka, Ind. sped Madison County Transit’s shift to ‘green’ with each hybrid install taking less than one day,” the company says.
Driver Feedback and Performance Monitoring
“Partnering on this important project has allowed us to customize and tune the hybrid experience for our customers,” Crosspoint Kinetics product director John McNichols said in a release.
“New functionality and features such as a refined driver feedback and performance monitoring are being developed from the feedback and input we receive from our partners such as MCT,” he said.
Madison County Transit has dispatched the 43 into service and is training bus operators “on how to drive most efficiently in order to gain the most advantage from the hybrid technology.”
Crosspoint Kinetics is a subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint. The hybrid upfit product was originally developed by VTM – Variable Torque Motors.
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