Remy International, Inc. has completed a project with Benteler Engineering to develop a progressive concept heavy-duty hybrid truck for MAN. The vehicle, called the Metropolis, will use Remy’s HVH410 electric traction motor and generator, a customizable assembly that has been shown to have the highest efficiency and most power density available.
MAN, one of Europe’s leaders in transport-related engineering, enlisted Benteler as the system integrator for the Metropolis, which will be presented at the IAA 2012 Commercial Vehicles Motor Show, 20–27 September, in Hannover, Germany. The Metropolis is capable of performing heavy-duty transport tasks, such as refuse collection, without emissions and almost completely without noise.
A lithium-ion battery drives the HVH410 electric motor, with additional power and range extension supplied by an efficient diesel engine and HVH410 generator.