UPS is a big believer in Eaton's hybrid system, recently placing an order for 130 hybrid delivery vehicles.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Eaton has announced its hybrid systems have now accrued more than 100 million miles of service and have saved about four million gallons of diesel fuel.
The Eaton hybrid system has also contributed to the reduction of about 40,000 metric tonnes of harmful emissions, the company claims.
More than 4,500 Eaton hybrid systems are now in use around the world.
“Eaton’s leadership in hybrid power is expanding, and we’re seeing proven acceptance of hybrid technology among global truck and bus manufacturers as well as fleet owners and operators,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice-president and general manager of Eaton’s Hybrid Power Systems Division. “The early adopters of the technology are returning to place orders for hundreds of trucks and buses, and a record number of new customers are starting to step forward and experience the benefits of our proven technology.”
One of the largest users of Eaton’s hybrid systems is UPS, which earlier this year ordered 130 hybrid systems, which will be deployed in several US cities. UPS says it achieves fuel savings in the range of 35% with its hybrids.
“Hybrid electric technology has proven itself to be effective in the field,” said Mike Britt, UPS’s director of vehicle engineering. “We are eager to receive these new hybrids and get them on the road. Continued investment in fuel-efficient technology is a part of UPS’s overall environmental strategy.”
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