This project is being funded through National Grid’s technology, a company that has long been committed to carbon reduction and energy efficiency in the transportation sector. According to the National Grid’s executive vice president for U.S. gas distribution, Nick Stavropoulos, this new hybrid truck offers the cleaner benefits of compressed natural gas while improving fuel efficiency and torque. “CNG can play a vital role in moving towards a greener economy”, he added.
During the four days of exhibition, the visitors had the opportunity to ride in the CNG truck and learn more about the benefits of hydraulic hybrid technology and speak to industry experts.
“The New York City Department of Sanitation is thrilled to be the first refuse fleet in the nation to count with the Bosch Rexroth HRB system on a CNG-powered vehicle. This is an important step toward achieving the commercialization of heavy-duty hybrid hydraulic vehicles”, said Rocco DiRico, deputy commissioner of Support Services for DSNY.
Bosch Rexroth’s hybrid HRB technology and system can be integrated into most medium and heavy duty truck vocations without impacting the vehicle’s configuration and in NGVs helps adding critical power for operations while improving the vehicle’s fuel economy and extending brake system life.
The trucks will be subjected to a variety of evaluations (braking acceleration, route collection and dynamometer testing) to evaluate increased capability and fuel efficiency.