Peterbilt Motors Co. announced it will showcase four hybrid vehicles for the medium- and heavy-duty markets at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum, set for today, Sept. 20, and Friday, Sept. 21, at the Qwest Field Event Center in Seattle. Peterbilt’s parent company, Paccar Inc., will host the forum, which brings together the trucking industry’s leaders in hybrid technology.
“As customers face higher fuel costs and growing environmental concerns such as emission reductions, Peterbilt is proud to be at the forefront of advanced hybrid vehicle development by offering green solutions for both the medium- and heavy-duty markets,” says Bill Jackson, general manager of Denton, Texas-based Peterbilt and Paccar vice president. “Our medium-duty hybrid vehicles currently in operation throughout North America are performing extremely well, with customers reporting a significant savings in fuel economy of up to 40 percent.”
Peterbilt hybrid solutions on display at HTUF include:
The Model 335 hybrid utility truck features a Terex TC-55 Hi-Ranger body and also is powered by the PX-6 engine, which regenerates lithium-ion batteries to electrically operate the PTO and is suited for municipal and utility applications. The system can produce up to a 40 percent improvement in fuel efficiency when on-road fuel economy gain is combined with utilizing the batteries to operate the truck body, according to the companies.