6X4HE electric hybrid product for Class 8 trucks from Hyliion
Hyliion introduced its 6X4HE System for long-haul trucks, which is designed to use hybrid electrification to deliver fuel savings, lower emissions, instant telematics, and a better driver experience. Mesilla Valley Transportation, PAM Transport, and Ryder all participated in testing and refining the 6X4HE.
The self-contained 6X4HE attaches to the truck frame, and the reported fuel savings of up to 30% are due to a blend of three technologies: 15% from electric hybrid, 12% from APU, and 3% from aerodynamics. "Innovation in fuel savings is nothing new to Mesilla Valley Trucking, but Hyliion's system is the only thing we've seen that can make such a big impact," said Royal Jones, CEO Mesilla Valley Transportation.
Regenerative braking captures power when slowing down, then electric power is applied when necessary to keep diesel engines at their most efficient RPM to deliver hybrid fuel savings. The APU leverages a 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 is currently taking orders for the 6X4HE, with production starting November 2017. For more information, visit http://www.hyliion.com.