|The Renault Trucks Hybrys.|
Renault Trucks will introduce the Hybrys—a parallel diesel hybrid concept refuse collection truck—at the 29th Road Transport Show in Amsterdam in October.
The Renault Hybrys is a 6x2 vehicle with a DXi7, 235 kW (320 hp) diesel engine that develops 1,200 Nm of torque; an Optidriver Plus robotized gearbox; and an electric MDS (Motor Drive System) motor. The batteries are recharged primarily during slow-down phases and braking, or optionally by grid-charging.
The electrical block in the wheelbase includes power batteries, control electronics, power distribution circuits and the cooling system.
Keyless starting powers up the wholly-electric system before the heat engine takes over. The hybrid system supports start/stop, regenerative braking, and traction assistance.
Depending on usage, the reduction in fuel consumption can be as much as 35% compared to a traditional driveline system. The vehicle has an all-electric range of 2 km. The Hybrys can be used with a Euro5 engine, with biodiesel and can be fitted with a particulate filter.
(A hat-tip to Melvin!)