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Eaton Hybrid Systems Achieve 30 Million Miles of Service Worldwide

Eaton Corporation’s hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 30 million miles of service throughout the world. The more than 2,400 Eaton hybrid systems in use today are on delivery trucks, buses, refuse and utility vehicles and other commercial applications.

This milestone has taken 10 years to achieve, but as the technology becomes even more mainstream and the benefits better understood, we are confident that we can reach the next 30 million miles in a fraction of the time.

—Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Hybrid Power Systems Division

Of the 30 million miles accumulated, FedEx alone, operator of the largest fleet of commercial hybrid parcel delivery trucks in the United States, accounts for more than five million miles on its Eaton-powered hybrid trucks and vans.

Benefits of the Eaton hybrid systems include fuel savings up to 35%, with similar percentages in emission reductions, extended brake life and idle time reductions of up to 87% during work site operations which helps customers to significantly reduce their operating costs.

Companies such as FedEx, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart are using delivery vehicles with Eaton hybrid systems. Work trucks with Eaton hybrid power are also in service at Florida Power and Light, and many utility and telecom companies across North America and Beijing Transit and other city bus transit fleets in Asia are using Eaton hybrid power in their fleets.




Dave R

So, if these hybrids are so successful - why are we seeing more of these on the road?

I don't think I've seen one actual hybrid delivery truck on the road.

I would love to see more on the roads - a lot of the small/medium trucks on the roads are often very stinky.


Maybe we are not seeing more of these on the road because they are not cost effective (unless, of course money is no object).

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