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Freightliner Custom Chassis Introduces Series Hydraulic Hybrid Unit

Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation (FCCC) has introduced a pilot hydraulic hybrid walk-in van chassis. Designed and engineered in partnership with Parker Hannifin Corporation, the pilot hydraulic hybrid chassis is on display in Chicago at The Work Truck Show’s Hybrid Pavilion.

Configuration of the FCCC hydraulic hybrid system. Click to enlarge.

Based on the MT-55 walk-in van chassis, the system uses a series hybrid configuration, with the combustion engine connected to an engine pump motor.

Preliminary testing have indicates that the hydraulic hybrid improves fuel economy between 50 to 70% over traditional diesel-powered vehicles with automatic transmissions in stop-and-go applications. The hydraulic hybrid improves fuel economy in three significant ways: recovered braking energy; improved engine efficiency; and its engine-off feature.



If you compare our effort with a standard rigg in a traffic jam we can demonstrate that switching the engine off can save fuel.
Also as there is no need for engine HP to accelerate from a standstill, or when off idle, we can claim a 50% - 70% improvement over an engine that is running.

How about Highway / city cycle or Electric hybrid comparison before making nonsensical claims.

Not withstanding number picking gobbledygook for the gullible,
which tends to annoy anyone with a spec of understanding.

Again S

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