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Friday, September 18, 2009

NYC Hybrid Trucks Join Sanitation Vehicle Fleet

New York City's 1st hybrid truck is a Kenworth T370 " ... medium duty diesel-electric hybrid truck ... equipped with a stakebed body, PACCAR PX-6 engine rated at 240 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque, and the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system. ... assignment is to pick up and deliver supplies and parts for the Department of Sanitation’s various locations ... "

"Kenworth hybrids use ... frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack; and dedicated power management system. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine. ... system is monitored through an in-dash display. As the power requirements for different driving conditions change, the screen constantly updates the driver on system status."

Kenworth Truck Company LINK
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