ACT Expo 2018


RunWise Colorado: Six for Loveland

January 5, 2015 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Autocar Refuse Trucks with Parker Hydraulic Hybrid Drives:
They ‘Promise to Save More Than $15,000 Per Truck Annually’
By Halving Fuel Costs and Cutting Brake Expenses by Tenfold

The City of Loveland, Colo. is talking up deployment of six new Autocar refuse trucks with fuel-saving RunWise brand hydraulic hybrid drivelines by Parker Hannifin. They are the first such trucks in the state. updated January 6

Besides saving fuel and brakes, ‘Each truck is also a rolling billboard,’ states the Loveland hydraulic hybrid announcement, ‘wrapped in a high-resolution scenic photo of Lake Loveland reflecting peak fall foliage, set against the backdrop of Palisade Mountain and the snow-dusted Mummy Range.’ RinWise hydraulic hybrid driveline supplier Parker Hannifin paid for the wraps.

Besides saving fuel and brakes, ‘Each truck is also a rolling billboard,’ states the Loveland hydraulic hybrid announcement, ‘wrapped in a high-resolution scenic photo of Lake Loveland reflecting peak fall foliage, set against the backdrop of Palisade Mountain and the snow-dusted Mummy Range.’ RunWise hydraulic hybrid driveline supplier Parker Hannifin paid for the wraps.

“City tests have shown the system can save 50% of fuel costs and cut maintenance on brakes to a tenth of what the City pays for annual brake system replacement,” states a Loveland municipal release.

And, “The fuel savings result in carbon reduction of 48 tons per truck annually, equivalent to taking 15 passenger cars off the road.”

Payback Expected in 6.2 Years

Autocar’s ACX Xpeditor is available with the RunWise hydraulic hybrid drive.

Loveland cites a “discounted” cost of $99,500 for each hydraulic hybrid drive system, which it says will be paid for in fuel and maintenance savings in 6.2 years. “Thereafter, money saved during the trucks’ 10-year life cycles will contribute to the Solid Waste Division’s net cash flow.”

The vehicles were supplied via Autocar dealer Transwest Trucks.


-------------------------------
Contact information is only available to premium subscribers. Click here to purchase a subscription.

Source: City of Loveland with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Posted in Fleet Order, Hybrids, Hydraulic Hybrid and tagged , , .

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  • Archives