Hydraulic Hybrids and Holistic Design: A New Approach to DeliveryRoyston Jones, President, Altair ProductDesign
My colleague, Mike Heskitt, Chief Operating Officer at Altair ProductDesign submitted the following blog post.
It’s good to see another example of the transportation industry adopting the RIGHT hybrid powertrain for a specific need and vehicle type. A recent article in Fleet Owner reports that UPS has purchased 40 hydraulic hybrid delivery vans partially funded through the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Clean Cities program.
For heavy vehicles with more stop-and-go driving than steady-state drive cycles, we’ve seen that hydraulic hybrids have a clear advantage over electric hybrids in relation to power recovery efficiency and lifecycle cost. Read More