Allison’s H 3000 in a Peterbilt 348 at EUFMC in Williamsburg This Week
Pacific Gas and Electric, Allison Transmission and Peterbilt plan to show the first utility material handler truck equipped with the new Allison hybrid H 3000 system for commercial trucks at EUFMC, the Electric Utility Fleet Manager Conference vehicle expo in Williamsburg, Va. this coming week. updated with live photo June 3
The H 3000 features parallel hybrid architecture that supplies blended power from a conventional diesel engine with an Allison automatic transmission, a powerful electric motor with a regenerative braking kinetic energy recovery system, and stored energy from batteries.
Remy Motor, Delphi Lithium Ion
As reported, the main components are a motor-generator by Remy International (the high power-to-weight ratio HVH 4210 model), lithium ion prismatic cell batteries by Delphi Automotive Systems, and power controllers, inverters and DC-to-DC converters.
The battery packs are modular, allowing an operator to choose up to four packs per vehicle to match storage capacity with specific vehicle or duty cycle. “An operator doesn’t have to buy too much capacity,” Allison hybrid programs VP Laurie Tuttle said in Indianapolis.
“This latest generation propulsion package achieves the highest energy efficiency and makes it perfectly suited for vocations with frequent stops and starts like utility, distribution, refuse, utility and shuttle bus applications,” PG&E said Friday. “Fuel savings are projected to be up to 25% depending on vocation and duty cycle.”
Potential Fuel Savings of Nearly 140,000 Gallons per Year
PG&E says it owns and operates 412 material handers. They “are used to inspect, repair and maintain the company’s vast network of transmission and distribution power lines…
“With an anticipated fuel savings of 25%, the company would save 139,279 gallons per year with this technology.”
EUFMC 2013, the 60th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference, is being held June 2-5 at Williamsburg Lodge & Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va.
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Source: PG&E with Fleets & Fuels follow-up