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