Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

The Fleet Business Authority

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engine-driven generators. The company sells its modular system for new and retrofit applica- tions direct to truck manufacturers and through a global distribution and service network including Altec, Dueco, Terex Utilities and selected Allison Transmission distributors. (Allison has a non-controlling stake in the company.) XL Hybrids XL Hybrids has seen success pursu- ing the delivery van market, upfit- ting GM and Ford vans. Coca-Cola North America tested upfitted GM vans and saw a 15-20% fuel mileage improvement, so last December, it announced it would be converting all of its newly purchased 2014 Chevro- let Express service vans into fuel- efficient hybrid-electric vehicles using XL Hybrids' system — 100 of them. The technology design allows for a seamless integration with the existing driveline without major modifications. It's a parallel system, so the vehicle en- gine works alongside the electric motor or alone at higher speeds. The hybrid powertrain was also designed for a fast installation pro- cess, allowing XL Hybrids' certified upfitters to quickly install the hybrid powertrain as a ship-through option. It's also available as a retrofit. n drive system for a greater contribution to overall power output. Available are the 195h and 195h- DC (double cab) variant introduced last year. Odyne Systems Odyne Systems, Waukesha, Wis., in 2013 won The Work Truck Show Green Award for an advanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago — a walk-in van equipped with a plug-in hybrid sys- tem providing electrical power from a large advanced battery system. This plug-in hybrid system for trucks over 14,000 pounds is avail- able for new trucks or retrofit. It uses an electric motor in parallel with the existing drivetrain to provide launch assist and regenerative braking. Depending on duty cycle, the com- pany says, the Odyne system offers fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines. The system also can export power for running tools at the jobsite. The Odyne export power system has been tested to 18kW and is designed for applications up to 36kW, poten- tially eliminating the need for vehicle mounted or towed independent electrical generators, or the need to continually idle the truck to operate 800-490-9040 Air-Weigh.com Wasting your HOS looking for scales? With Air-Weigh on-board scales, drivers know their weight as soon as they load. Circle 104 on Reader Action Card 88 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com ALTERNATIVE FUEL Odyne Systems won the 2013 Work Truck Show Green Award for an ad- vanced hybrid commercial vehicle it developed with ComEd in Chicago. The system can also be used on utility vehicles (pictured) and can export power for running tools at the jobsite.

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