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Renault Trucks delivers Spain’s first 26t hybrid domestic refuse collection vehicle

5 October 2012

Spanish domestic waste collection and processing company Urbaser has taken delivery of the first 26 t hybrid truck fitted with a refuse collection body in Spain. The 320 hp (235 kW) 6x2*4 Premium Distribution Hybrys Tech can cut fuel consumption by as much as 20%.

The parallel hybrid system combines a 320 hp DXi7 internal combustion engine with a 120 kW electric motor and supplies power to the wheels according to a number of different distribution scenarios: either both of them in parallel, or separately.

Since most of our collection rounds are carried out in an urban environment, we predominantly operate in electric mode. This gives us a triple advantage: the service we provide is more pleasant and quieter, it is an initiative contributing to sustainable development and saves energy.

—Rubén Torrado, director of purchasing and equipment at Urbaser

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Surprises me on two counts.

I find it hard to believe that "we predominantly operate in electric mode". Marketing exaggeration or is the regeneration efficiency and battery capacity that good?

The niche for serial hybrids are stop-start duty cycles like London buses and refuse trucks, so why is this parallel? Electric for the door-to-door stuff and parallel for getting to and from the area of work? That is the two modes tailored for the two different parts of the duty cycle.

DavidJ,

That is easily possible. Refuse trucks spend most of their time stopped or moving very slowly. When the engine kicks in, it very likely does so at high power (where the engine is at its most efficient), recharging the battery very quickly. Power demand from the battery when moving slow is very small compared to that.

The niche for serial hybrids are stop-start duty cycles like London buses and refuse trucks, so why is this parallel? Electric for the door-to-door stuff and parallel for getting to and from the area of work? That is the two modes tailored for the two different parts of the duty cycle. serviced apartments london

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