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Hino Hybrid for California in September

July 24, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Staged Rollout for Remaining Markets’ in 2013

Michigan’s Hino Trucks said Monday that its new COE 195h cabover diesel hybrid electric Class 5 truck will reach California dealers in September. “As more product becomes available in early 2013, a staged roll out for the remaining markets will be implemented,” the company said.

Hino’s hybrid cabover will be available in California in September.

The straight diesel version of the 19,500 GVW truck will hit dealers next month.

“Over the past several months, the management team at Hino has monitored the truck market rebound, the U.S. economy, and foreign currency exchange rates to develop a plan that supported our customers and dealers in the short term, while sustaining a business model for the long term,” Hino Trucks marketing VP Glenn Ellis said in a release.

“With these factors in mind, the introduction of the cabover truck is on track,” he said.

Biodiesel, Too

“Both COE models feature an ergonomically friendly wide cab with a North American standard 33- inch frame rail width, a 56,900 PSI frame, and a standard center mounted rear fuel tank,” Hino says. “The cab’s styling emphasizes aerodynamics and visibility with an angled windshield, narrow pillars and rounded-radius curves. Inside, the new cab uses its increased width to provide room for drivers up to 6 ft. 6 in. tall, seating for three and a versatile mobile workspace with a variety of organizational storage options.”

The diesel 195 model meets EPA 2010 emission regulations with an optimized SCR system, Hino says. The firm was also among the first to give its full blessing to the use of B20 biodiesel.

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Source: Hino Trucks release with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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