TITLE

The move to hybrids

AUTHOR(S)
Weber, Rick
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
Trailer / Body Builders;Mar2010, Vol. 51 Issue 5, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the projected growth of hybrid, medium- and heavy-duty trucks in North America by 2012 due to fuel savings by as much as 20%, achievable in three years. It is stated that electrical hybrids have high energy storage and auxiliary power and that hydraulic hybrids have high power density for a shorter time. A hybrid system's improvement of the braking and acceleration of a vehicle and its lessening of environmental impact and of driver distraction are also indicated.
ACCESSION #
49165055

 

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