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Mister TyZo

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2015, 04:23:57 AM »
Biggest issue would be weight. I'll hazard a guess that the motor, battery pack, and dynamo are going to be a sight heavier than even an ISX. Especially since the diesel engine will have the emissions equipment.

battery life is related to temperature, as well. The colder it gets, even though it becomes more efficient, the shorter time it will last before needing charging. Cold temperatures would pose problems.

But,that doesn't mean this won't happen.


 ;). There will always be some High Priced Lobbyiest with Deep Pockets manage to get someone on board... In my Past Life we had taken a number of Hybrid Buses before I Hung Up the Wheel.. In Short the Hybrid Aspect was a No Go.. Burned More Fuel than your Regular Coach setup.. Fortunately at a moderate expense were able to Detune the Units and set them up as a Regular Running Coach.. Just Saying....
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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2015, 04:23:57 AM »

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2015, 04:57:50 AM »
"In February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road which will become a reality as the Swedish Transport Administration has now approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project. The project will demonstrate and evaluate conductive technology, which involves electrical transmission through overhead lines above vehicles equipped with a pantograph power collector."

http://www.scania.com/media/pressreleases/N15020EN.aspx

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2015, 06:51:20 AM »
"In February 2016, Scania will start testing electric trucks on the electric road which will become a reality as the Swedish Transport Administration has now approved support for the Gävle Electric Road project. The project will demonstrate and evaluate conductive technology, which involves electrical transmission through overhead lines above vehicles equipped with a pantograph power collector."

http://www.scania.com/media/pressreleases/N15020EN.aspx

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Wow! Talk about a wake-up call! Here we have Union Pacific, double & areas of triple track mainline thruout their system, with traffic density & environment tailor-made for hanging wire, but still making smoke.

And, little great white north folks are gonna do this on steered vehicles. Love it!
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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2016, 10:39:43 AM »
So I saw this article on Overdrive this week and thought it would be relevant here.

'Startup company targeting owner-operators with electric Class 8 truck'

http://www.overdriveonline.com/startup-company-targeting-owner-operators-with-electric-class-8-truck/

Its a plug in hybrid with a CNG burning turbine as a range extender. Reading the proposed spec' sheet its pretty much a wish list of carbon fiber construction and electric AWD. 

Now if Daimler, Volvo/Mack, WrightSpeed or even Tesla or  announced this it would seem credible. 

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 11:58:02 AM »
Article in Heavy Duty Trucking about a startup making hybrid trailers tandem axles for retrofit.

Hybrid trucks? Sure, though they’re somewhat complex and expensive, and interest has waned in the face of cheap fuel. Hybrid trailers? Comin’ up, and they’ll be comparatively simple and quicker to pay back their extra investment.

http://www.truckinginfo.com/article/story/2016/05/hybrid-electric-drive-trailer-tandem-promises-quick-payback.aspx

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2016, 11:06:10 AM »
Proterra has announced a new 40 seat bus with 660kWh battery good for 250-350mi of range.

https://www.proterra.com/products/catalyst-40ft/

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2016, 08:29:20 PM »

Foothill Transit out in CA had been running the 35ft version, kind of a cool looking bus too. The SORTA here in southern Ohio has some hybrids from New Flyer, but they aren't full electric.

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
« Reply #23 on: May 08, 2017, 10:57:03 PM »
Straight EVs and Fuel Cells have been in the news a bunch recently

Looks like BYD is getting into the LCF Vocational segment.
http://www.truckinginfo.com/channel/fuel-smarts/news/story/2017/05/byd-introduces-class-8-battery-electric-refuse-truck.aspx?ref=rel-recommended

http://www.government-fleet.com/channel/green-fleet/news/story/2016/11/byd-wayne-engineering-unveil-all-electric-refuse-truck.aspx

KW Fuel Cell EV Plug In Hybrid
http://fleetowner.com/equipment/kenworth-building-hydrogen-fuel-tractor-drayage-use


..and Toyota continues to compete with Tesla for being the biggest suck up teachers pet to the CARB commissars showing off a 'kit-bashed' KW T660 Mirai.

http://fleetowner.com/running-green/toyota-unveils-fuel-cell-class-8-tractor-prototype

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Re: A Plug In Hybrid/Electro Motive Truck?
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