Electrifying chassis

January 2009
Trailer / Body Builders;Jan2009, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p18
Trade Publication
The article reports on the selection of Utilimaster by Azure Dynamics to convert new Ford E-450 chassis into hybrid trucks that can save fuel for customers and reduce exhaust emissions and to serve as a mounting platform for its own truck body installations. The hybrid chassis of Utilimaster reportedly combines the best features or the Triton gas engine with a 280-volt motor. Its advantage of the gasoline engine shutting off when the vehicle is stopped is also noted.


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