‘First Hybrid Technology Widely Available in the Rental Markets’
Parker Hannifin is promoting an arrangement with Tampa-based Big Truck Rental allowing customers to test its fuel-saving RunWise hydraulic hybrid driveline in an Autocar refuse vehicle before committing to purchase.
“RunWise will be the first hybrid technology widely available in the rental markets,” Parker says.
“Our partnership with Big Truck Rental gives municipalities and fleet managers the opportunity to test and experience the significant savings and environmental benefits of the RunWise-equipped trucks and learn how their fleets can benefit from hybrid technology,” Parker Hannifin hybrid drive systems GM Shane Terblanche said in a release.
Fuel Savings of Up to 50%
The Autocar E3 equipped with RunWise technology is available through Big Truck Rental to municipalities and waste management companies on a rent-to-own basis. “RunWise global commercial truck customers have already surpassed one million miles of operation with reduced fuel consumption by up to 50% and reduced maintenance costs,” Parker says.
“Our customers have been asking for a technology that can reduce operating costs while providing an environmental benefit,” Big Truck Rental president and CEO Scott Dols says in the Parker announcement. “Parker RunWise is the premier cost-reducing technology on the commercial market and we are excited to address our customers’ needs.”
Parker Hannifin and Big Truck Rental are showing a vehicle at Waste Expo in Atlanta, Ga. from April 29 to May 1. The Big Truck Rental availability will also be promoted at ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif. next week.
ACT Expo – North America’s largest clean vehicles event – takes place May 5-8 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif. It is co-located with NGV Global 2014, the world natural gas vehicles meeting.
The Alternative Clean Technology Expo & Conference is organized by Fleets & Fuels publisher GNA – Gladstein, Neandross & Associates.
ACT Expo registrations are discounted until April 30.
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