CALGARY, Alta. — Kenworth will display a new medium-duty hybrid truck at GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary through the rest of November.
The new Kenworth T370 and T270 can enhance fuel economy by up to 50% in utility operations, and by up to 30% in pick-up and delivery applications, the company claims.
Above 50 km/h, the Kenworth hybrid has been designed to operate like a standard diesel vehicle, with all power coming from the engine during steady driving conditions. Below 50 km/h, it uses a combination of diesel and electricity, with the system automatically switching between the two modes of operation, according to the truck manufacturer. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine.
The visit to GreatWest Kenworth is part of a greater North American tour to Kenworth dealerships throughout the US and Canada, to promote the new hybrid technology to municipalities and truck fleets. Kenworth states that its new Hybrids go into full production this year. The Kenworth Hybrid truck visiting Calgary is a T370 with van body equipped with a 24-foot box and power tailgate.
GreatWest Kenworth is located at 5909 6 St. S.E., Calgary. A special open house related to the exhibit, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is by invitation only for this event. For more information, call Danny Shannon at GreatWest Kenworth, at 403-253-7555, ext 28.
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