Eaton-Roadranger has published an educational fact sheet on hybrid electric power systems for commercial trucks “with a wealth of information to help fleets determine whether the technology is the correct platform for their operation.”
“More and more of our potential hybrid customers had been asking us for a good resource to best determine the appropriateness of a hybrid system for their fleet,” Kevin Snow, Eaton chief engineer, hybrid applications and integration, said in a release. “With fuel costs once again soaring, the timing of the document’s release should be especially well-received. Our Roadranger field service representatives, of course, remain another valuable source for information.”
The new two-page document, Is hybrid power right for your vehicle, your fleet?, covers appropriate applications, jobsite operation time, stop densities, appropriate vehicle speeds, proper driving techniques, warranty information and more. It also lists key specification information for Eaton hybrid drives.
The document outlines numerous Eaton resources for specifications and service assistance, determining ROI, calculating fuel consumption, calculating weight and grade requirements, determining engine approvals, accessing website assistance, and on-site and after-the-sales support provided by more than 200 Roadranger representatives in North America.
“Eaton hybrid power systems have collectively accumulated more than 200 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 8 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 80,000 metric tons,” the company says. “More than 5,500 of Eaton’s hybrid systems are in use today on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles and other commercial applications.”
Roadranger is a marketing alliance of Eaton, Dana Holding Corp, and other partners.
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