Terex Utilities is proud to offer units that are equipped with a simple and robust system that turns our utility service trucks into state-of-the-art Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles. The system is designed to operate the boom, cab heat/air conditioning, lights/flashers and exportable power without starting the vehicle’s engine.
The best part? Terex® HyPower™ units have fewer components than other plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technologies. The system seamlessly transitions from Hybrid to Standard PTO mode automatically for charging. Best of all, the HyPower™ units offer full hydraulic operation of the aerial device without any noticeable differences to the operator. For more information, visit our website at www.terex.com/utilities.
According to the Edison Electric Institute, plug-in technologies make good business sense for a variety of commercial applications. Utilities, among others, are recognizing the benefits of plug-in technologies for their fleets. What are some of these benefits? For one – reduced operating costs – due to lower fuel and maintenance costs… Another? Quiet operation. And don’t forget emission reductions… All of these, along with community sustainability and good will, make plug-in vehicles a good choice. Read more on EEI’s position on plug-in technologies here.
The Terex® HyPower™ system is designed specifically for the utility industry, where utility trucks spend longer periods of time working and idling the engine from a stationary position. Almost all other plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technologies are better suited for stop-and-go applications.
Read more about our lean, clean and green HyPower™ option in our brochure here. For more information on the full line of Terex Utilities products or to find the nearest Terex Utilities equipment distributer, visit www.terex.com/utilities.
This video of the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System, used in aerial lift, bucket truck, and digger derrick applications, gives an overall look at its features, advantages, and benefits. This PHEV is an ideal hybrid for the utility industry. It features a robust system that allows utility trucks to become state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It’s designed to operate the boom, lights, flashers, and even has an option to run cab heat, air conditioning, and exportable power without even starting the engine.
The Terex® HyPower™ hybrid system is the perfect solution for those utilities working to dedicate 5% of their fleet plan to plug in electric vehicles. The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) recently released a white paper that encourages investor-owned utilities to meet an industry-wide goal of dedicating 5% of its annual fleet purchase plan to plug-in electric vehicles and technologies (see post from July 24).
The Terex HyPower hybrid system features a plug-in Power Take-Off (PTO) that uses stored energy from the system’s rechargeable batteries to power the non-propulsion functions of the utility vehicle. The system helps customers save up to 1,500 gallons of fuel per year, based on 7,000 miles/year and 1,250 jobsite hours per year, and has also been California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved.
The Terex HyPower hybrid system is designed to operate the boom, lights, flashers, and has an option to run cab heat, air conditioning, and exportable power – even without starting the engine. In addition, the system reduces exhaust emissions on the job while allowing operators to function in a relatively quiet work environment, a benefit for noise sensitive job sites.
To estimate how much fuel you’d save based on your average usage parameters, visit our HyPower customer page at www.terexhypower.com/customers and download our calculator. For more information on Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System retrofits, visit www.terex.com/utilities.
In June 2014, the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) released a white paper that encourages investor-owned utilities to meet an industry-wide goal of dedicating 5% of its annual fleet purchase plan to plug-in electric vehicles and technologies. The following article summarizes the white paper.
The Terex HyPower Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid PTO system that uses stored energy from the system’s rechargeable batteries to power the non-propulsion functions of the vehicle. The Terex system is designed to reduce, or even eliminate, the use of fuel for the work done while the vehicle is sitting still. By using plug-in electric hybrid technology to operate the boom and accessories, the Terex HyPower system reduces a whole range of pollution produced from diesel fuel and eliminates the noise from an idling engine normally used to run the hydraulic system.
For more information about the Terex HyPower Hybrid System, please visit: http://www.terexhypower.com/. For more information on the full line of Terex Utilities products or to find the nearest Terex Utilities equipment distributor, visit www.terex.com/utilities.
Our Terex® HyPower™ features a robust and retrofittable hybrid system that allows utility trucks to become state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Here are six things to know on what the Terex® HyPower™ offers:
- Fuel Savings – The HyPower™ system can save up to 1.2 gallons of fuel per hour of work. This adds up to thousands of gallons over its lifetime.
- Reduced Noise – Traditional Utility Trucks are very noisy while they’re working. Since the HyPower™ system reduces or eliminates the need for the vehicle to idle on the jobsite it greatly reduces noise. This is good for the Utility Workers and for anyone living nearby.
- Decreased Maintenance – Since the vehicle’s engine doesn’t have to operate to power job site work it runs up to 65% less. This reduced operating time means that repairs and maintenance of the engine decrease greatly.
- Increased In Service Time – By reducing the fuel used by the vehicle our system reduces the number of times the vehicle has to be refueled. How much more time would a crew have if they refueled 400 fewer times.
- Retrofits – The HyPower™ system was designed to be simple and reliable. Because it doesn’t interfere with the drive train it’s easily retrofitted on most chassis and for almost all Terex Utility models.
- No Limitations – Most other Hybrids force you to compromise on the chassis, drivetrain, working space, towing capacity or operating time. HyPower™ system has none of these limits allowing you to work as you always have.
For more information on Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System retrofits, visit www.terexutilities.com.
Being green is all about choices. At the personal level, simple decisions you make every day either help or hinder the health of our environment. You may find yourself asking, “Should I recycle this? Should I walk instead of drive? Should I start using reusable bags when I grocery shop?” If you desire to be green, these are easy decisions to make.
Decisions made in the utilities industry are just as simple. “Do I want a unit that will save fuel while I’m working at a worksite? Do I want a unit that is designed to reduce harmful pollutants and maintain air quality in my work area?” Again – easy decisions if you desire to be green.
Our Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System is the ultimate easy decision. The Terex HyPower is a plug-in Power Take-Off (PTO) system that uses stored energy from the system’s rechargeable batteries to power the non-propulsion functions of the vehicle. The system can be used on any heavy-duty, diesel-powered vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating over 10,000 lb. The system is designed to reduce harmful pollutants and maintain air quality at the worksite. Want to know more? Read more in our brochure here.
The National AFV Day Odyssey is a biennial event dedicated to promoting cleaner choices in transportation, presented by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University. The event brings national attention to AFVs and advanced technology vehicles as a cleaner and more efficient choice for transportation. Learn more and find a 2012 Odyssey event to attend in your area
HTUF, also known as High-Efficiency Truck User Forum, held their annual national conference and expo on September 18 – 20 in Charlotte, NC.
Terex was one among many different exhibitors at the expo. At our booth (#417), we had team members meeting customers, explaining how our hybrid system works and providing comprehensive literature. One of our many features allows you to monitor and troubleshoot our HyPower System with our remote software package.
In the ride-and-drive, We showcased our Terex Hi-Ranger HRX55 over-center material handling aerial device featuring our patented HyPower Hybrid System.
Thanks to everyone that had a chance to stop by the booth. And for those of you who didn’t get the opportunity to swing by or couldn’t make it to HTUF this year, please feel free to contact us about any questions you may have about our hybrid system – remember, we now offer our Terex HyPower hybrid system as a retrofit for past Terex units and competitive units.
You’ve heard us talk about the benefits of the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System numerous times; whether it’s the fact that the system is retrofittable, or how it reduces exhaust emissions, or how it can help save fuel costs. However, it never seems to mean quite as much unless it comes straight from the customer’s mouth.
We recently followed up with Cowlitz PUD to get feedback on their experience using our HyPower hybrid system that was retrofitted onto one of their existing work trucks. Good or bad, we wanted to know what they thought. Jim Cantrell (Substation Wireman) responded on the system’s quiet operation, “It’s quiet and we can talk to each other without yelling above the noise of the truck engine.” As long as the HyPower system’s rechargeable batteries are properly charged the night before, Jim and the rest of the crew can typically work a whole day on the jobsite without running the truck’s engine. Cantrell also said, “This is ideal for substation work where we are parked in one position all day.”
When you don’t have to run the engine while working a jobsite, you save fuel and eliminate exhaust fumes. With the Terex® HyPower™ hybrid system, you will have the ability to breathe in that nice fresh air, like Cowlitz’s Substations Wireman, Todd Richardson. Referring to the lack of diesel exhaust fumes coming from the truck while the hybrid system is engaged, Richardson says, “It’s nice to be able to breathe again.” But that’s not all Richardson was fascinated with. He also told us, “I’m impressed with how smooth the bucket operates.” This is because the operation is not affected at all when choosing to run in Regular or Hybrid mode. The power is the same, the speed is the same, and when transitioning from engine on to hybrid mode while operating the boom, the transition is seamless.
To sum it up, Cowlitz PUD said, “We chose the hybrid system HyPower retrofit because we had the standard manlift already but wanted to take advantage of the benefits of a HyPower retrofit. Benefits for us are: Better work environment for employees, less need for managing the regenerative system on the truck and less carbon emissions into the atmosphere.”
Find out more about the Terex® HyPower™ hybrid system and our retrofit options by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org