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?
The Run for Clean Air is a combination of an air quality-awareness event for East Tennessee and a fundraiser for the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition. The ETCFC is a part of Clean Cities which is a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Clean Cities has the goal of reducing the use of fossil fuels in vehicles.
This year Terex was a proud sponsor of the event and a HyPower™ system Trouble Truck was on hand for the festivities. The event was a big success with nearly a thousand participants. The HyPower™ system worked throughout the morning without using a drop of diesel fuel.
Terex has designed a Hybrid that’s a little different. It’s also a much better solution for our customers. Our system is the HyPower™, a plug in electric Hybrid designed to meet the needs of the utilities industry.
Our customers work at a site more often than they drive. Normal utility trucks run their engines the entire time they work at the job site. This means that most fuel is used for site work. We know our customers so we designed the HyPower™ system to work, not to drive.
The HyPower™ system is powerful but simple. It is powerful enough to reduce or eliminate the use of the diesel engine while working at the job site. It is simple enough to be retrofitted onto existing vehicles.
FARMINGTON HILLS, MI (March 21, 2010) — Terex Utilities (Watertown, SD) won The Work Truck Show® Green Award for its HyPower™ Hybrid system at the Work Truck Show 2010. A panel of trade media editors selected the HyPower Hybrid system as the best new product that advances fuel utilization displayed at the Work Truck Show.
The HyPower Hybrid is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle system that allows utility truck operators to save up to 1.5 gallons of fuel per hour. The system operates the truck’s aerial lift without running the engine to save fuel, reduce emissions and eliminate noise. Terex estimates that the HyPower Hybrid system can reduce diesel fuel usage by up to six gallons every work day. The HyPower system was designed specifically for the utility industry, where vehicles may remain stationary for several hours. It is self-contained, so it can be installed on virtually any chassis, including older trucks. It does not interface with the vehicle engine or transmission, reducing associated wear and tear. (more…)