First Four of Nine E3 Trucks Delivered, More Orders Expected
The City of Orlando has taken delivery of four Autocar E3 refuse trucks with the RunWise brand series hydraulic hybrid driveline from Parker Hannifin.
Orlando is to receive five more in these first two months of 2014 as it moves to replace its entire fleet of about 20 automated side-loaders with the hydraulic hybrids, says Autocar southeast region sales manager Cliff Buck.
The Orlando orders follow successful trials of the Parker technology in the Miami area and subsequent orders there.
The trucks cost approximately $100,000 more than a comparably equipped diesel vehicle, but according to Buck, “You’ll typically see a return on that money in about four years.”
CNG Hybrid to Come
According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel, expected annual savings are about $35,000 – meaning payback in less than three years.
The trucks for Orlando were sold through Kenworth Autocar of Central Florida. They have Heil bodies.
In addition to the diesel-fueled RunWise series drive E3, Autocar and Parker are developing a compressed natural gas-powered series hydraulic hybrid truck (F&F, October 1).
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The City of Orlando is moving to replace its entire fleet of about 20 automated side-loaders with Autocar E3 trucks with the RunWise brand series hydraulic hybrid driveline from Parker Hannifin.