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US Hybrid for Two CNG Plug-In Hybrids

April 1, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Class 8 Plug-Ins for GTI for Real-World Drayage,
Battery Boost Will Avoid Expense of the ISX12 G Engine

Southern California’s US Hybrid has a contract with the Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute to fabricate and deploy two compressed natural gas-fueled Class 8 plug-in hybrid electric trucks for a year of drayage trucking trials. The plug-in CNG hybrid design is expected to reduce fuel consumption and the air quality impact associated with heavy-duty diesel emissions in ports, where trucks idle their engines for long periods while waiting in loading queues.
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