Hyliion has produced an electrification system which turns long haul trucks into electric hybrids with up to 30 percent fuel and emissions savings
Class 8 vehicle hybridising company Hyliion has announced the launch of its 6X4HE System for long haul trucks. The system is easily installed on new trucks or can be retrofitted to existing vehicles. It uses hybrid electrification to deliver fuel savings, lower emissions, instant telematics and a better driver experience. Mesilla Valley Transportation, PAM Transport and Ryder have all participated in testing and refining the system.
“After our trailer product announcement last year, fleets came to us and asked to have the technology put on trucks" said Thomas Healy, Hyliion CEO. "We listened and focused our efforts to first deliver the 6X4HE System with an innovative APU. The technology we designed into the trailer product plus a different approach to an APU is now available for Class 8 trucks.”
Scott Perry, Chief Technology and Procurement Officer for Ryder Fleet Management Solutions, added that Hyliion's electrification system provides a creative solution for long-haul over the road trucking that Ryder feels will be of interest to current diesel fleets who are looking for an advanced technology that they can pursue in the very near future. Working with Hyliion expands Ryder’s ability to provide customers with the most innovative solutions to help them streamline operations, promote safety and reach their efficiency goals.
The 6X4HE is easily attached to the truck frame and is a self-contained system. Fuel savings of up to 30 percent are a blend of three technologies: 15 percent from electric hybrid, 12 percent from APU, and 3 percent from aerodynamics.
Regenerative braking captures power when slowing down then electric power is applied when necessary to keep diesel engines at their most efficient RPM delivering hybrid fuel savings. The APU leverages Hyliion’s proprietary cooling system and battery to deliver 18,000 BTUs for 10 hours on a single charge. In addition, two outlets provide electricity in the cab. The 6X4HE is also Shore Power enabled.
Hyliion focuses on delivering cost savings for fleets, lower emissions for the environment and a better overall driving experience. The company is currently taking orders for the system with production due to start in November.