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Accession Number ADA576591
Title HD Diesel Hybrid Truck Powertrain Study.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 28p
Personal Author T. Smart
Abstract One of the U.S. military's highest priorities is increasing the fuel efficiency of its ground vehicle fleet. The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) commissioned this study to explore the range of commercial Medium-Duty (MD) and Heavy-Duty (HD) trucks and transit buses with diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, and to document the experiences of fleet users of these vehicles. The primary powertrain focus is diesel engines and electric hybrid architectures. The vehicle focus includes Class 4 through Class 6 MD trucks, vans, and shuttle buses (14,001 - 26,000 lb Gross Vehicle Weight GVW), and Class 7 and 8 HD trucks and transit buses (>26,000 lb GVW) that are primarily available in the North American market. Interviews were conducted with hybrid vehicle and powertrain manufacturers and the largest fleet users of hybrid-electric trucks and buses to obtain detailed insight into present and future product plans plus usage opinions and experiences not documented in other literature.
Keywords Diesel engines
Diesel-electric hybrids
Electric propulsion
Fuel consumption
Fuel efficiency
Fuel savings
Heavy duty
Hybrid propulsion
Hybrid systems
Hybrid vehicles
Maintenance costs
Medium duty
Noise reduction
Plug in hybrids

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 85H - Road Transportation
97O - Miscellaneous Energy Conversion & Storage
Corporate Author Army Tank-Automotive Command, Warren, MI. Research Development and Engineering Dir.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Briefing charts.
NTIS Issue Number 1320
Contract Number N/A

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