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Friday, August 28, 2009

Kenworth Hybrid Tractors for Coca Cola

"Kenworth ... announced today its largest ever hybrid truck order ... from Coca-Cola Enterprises, ... for 150 Kenworth T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the largest hybrid delivery truck on the road in North America."

" ... deploy the Kenworth hybrid tractors to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Portland (Ore.), San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C. ... hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb. GVW) will be deployed to Albuquerque, Boston, Cincinnati, Columbus (Ohio), Jacksonville (Fla.), Knoxville, Las Vegas, Missoula, New Orleans, and Seattle, joining CCE’s fleet of 120 Kenworth 12-bay hybrid delivery trucks."

" ... Advanced powertrain controls ... select the ideal power mode, smoothly switching among electric only, combined diesel and electric, and diesel only power modes. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine...."

Via: Kenworth LINK
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