MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Glasvan Great Dane is heralding the arrival of what it claims to be Canada’s first diesel-electric hybrid shunt tractor with an open house Aug. 25.
The Capacity PHETT (Pluggable Hybrid Electric Terminal Truck) offers a 60% fuel savings compared to traditional diesel-powered shunt trucks, the company claims. That represents potential annual fuel savings of 12,000 litres of diesel per year in many operations.
It’s also more environmentally-friendly, since in battery mode the shunt truck produces no exhaust or noise emissions, according to the company. When in diesel mode, the hybrid shunt truck offers a 30% noise reduction when compared to a traditional yard tractor.
The battery system is charged using a 220-volt source and regenerative braking. To attend the open house and see the hybrid shunt truck in person, RSVP to Glasvan Great Dane by calling 905-625-5843.
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