The Terex® HyPower™ team was lucky enough to attend the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) show in Toronto. CUEE is Canada’s largest marketplace for products and services related to the utility sector.
The Team brought a pair of our Terex HyPower PHEV’s for demonstration and display to the event. The systems where a big hit with all of the users (look for more HyPower video on You Tube soon).
The HyPower systems best in class hybrid operating time, near silent operation and original tailshelf mounted battery compartment were specifically noted. Users appreciated the careful design of the system which focuses on maximum working time and minimum interference with the working spaces of the crew.
Thanks to the fantastic crew who worked this show especially Chris Cruickshank, Robert Badin, Rick Von Bommel and Jacques Cloutier with Wajax Industries. We appreciate you.
The Terex® HyPower™ Team has put together a video showing the difference between a traditional Utilities vehicle and our HyPower™. Our system uses a state of the art power management system to draw stored energy from the HyPower’s batteries allowing us to operate almost silently while on the job site.
Traditional units work using the diesel engine of the vehicle to power job site operations. This means that the engine runs at ‘high idle’ burning upt to 1,200 gallons of fuel yearly, emitting pollutants and making a great deal of noise.
The California Employment Training Panel has approved Terex for a training contract worth$158,400 to reimburse us for the training of our California Team Members in Hybrid Technologies. We are excited to be a part of this program which is helping California create and retain Green Jobs. The funding for this program comes from Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program under AB 118.
The Terex® HyPower™ Team would like to thank Rosa Hernandez and Myra Cordova of the ETP Sacramento Regional Office for all of their help. This takes us one step closer to making the Terex HyPower PHEV the standard Utilities Service Truck in the United States.
The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced this week that is has approved nearly $500,000 in funds for the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid Project. The project, scheduled to be completed in January 2012, will retrofit 12 medium- and heavy-duty utility service vehicles with the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System. The HyPower™ zero-emissions technology can significantly reduce vehicle fuel consumption, lower carbon dioxide emissions and minimize noise pollution when installed on utility service vehicles.
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The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition held a Workshop on Heavy Duty Hybrids this week and the Terex® HyPower™ was the star of the event. KCFC is a member of Clean Cities and they do a fantastic job of matching fuel saving projects to government funding. In 2009 the KCFC brought $12.9 million in stimulus funds to a program that will purchase more than 210 diesel hybrid electric school buses.
The meeting took place beside the new Transit Authority of River City, Maintenance Annex and Training Facility which is registered to become a LEED Gold Facility. TARC partnered with Luckett & Farley, a Louisville based architectural Leader in Sustainable Design, to build this amazing facility which features a Green Roof, solar panels and a Bioswale.
Special thanks to Melissa Howell, KCFC Executive Director, and Geoffrey Hobin, TARC Special Programs Manager.
Terex® HyPower™ PHEV
Enhance our energy security-
.Each HyPower™ System can save up to 1,200 gallons of fuel per year. There are thousands of vehicles across the world that can be retrofitted with HyPower™systems.
Improve our environment-
By reducing diesel fuel use each HyPower™can prevent 10 Tons of Air Pollution yearly. Fleets can be quickly retrofitted to produce a real and lasting improvements.
Create high-quality jobs-
The HyPower™system is manufactured in South Dakota and can be retrofitted locally in more than 13 locations across the US.
We at Terex® are lucky to have great people working for us around the world. Some of us work in offices and some of us work with our hands. The Team Members shown below service and retrofit equipment in White House, TN. Teams of hard working men and women like this are ready to upgrade existing Terex® Utilities vehicles to cutting edge PHEV’s with the HyPower™ Hybrid System.
Terex® Utilities has been building high quality, high value products since 1945. With the HyPower™ Hybrid System we are leading the way with new, green technologies for our customers and our communities.
The Terex® HyPower™ team had a great day in Charlotte showcasing our Distribution Plug In Electric Hybrid to a crowd of 150. Our partners at Parker SSD hosted a terrific event at their facility highlighting innovative technologies.
This event gave us a perfect forum to showcase the advantages of the HyPower™
This is the 40th Earth Day and things have changed since 1970. The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act literally altered the business landscape in the US. These two laws also dramatically improved our quality of life. Rivers no longer catch fire. It’s reasonable to eat fish caught in most of North America. You can sometimes see the mountains from downtown Los Angeles.
I am old enough to remember the arguments against the Laws that brought these changes. The economy was bad. People feared that businesses would be made uncompetitive. This was in 1972. These were real concerns.
Maybe we should look at reduced pollution as an investment. Think about the improvements in air and water quality over the past 40 years . Have we received a good return on our investment?