Friday, August 11, 2006

Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Truck gets 60 to 70% Better Fuel Economy

Environmental Protection Agency - EPA Press Release: Hybrid Technology Takes Giant Leap into Commercial Vehicles - EPA Unveils UPS Delivery Truck with 60 to 70% Higher Fuel Economy:
June 23, 2006
"Hydraulic motors and hydraulic tanks are used to store energy, in contrast to electric motors and batteries used in electric hybrid vehicles. Like other hybrid systems, energy saved when applying the brakes is reused to help accelerate the vehicle. Following a road tour of EPA Regional offices, the vehicle will be delivering UPS packages across Michigan this summer."

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