Going electric

We have all seen these types of videos explaining how the hybrid electric drive system for a truck could be function on a truck. Hybrids have had little penetration into our truck market, they are expensive and take many years to repay the initial outlay. All that is about to change, the next stage in the exhaust gas emission rules in Europe and the US will be all about reducing carbon and hybridisation may well be the solution many...

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Hybrid fridge power

Hino, in Japan, have unveiled a hybrid truck designed to use the electrical energy produced by the hybrid unit during regenerative braking and while the truck is cruising to power a refrigeration unit on a truck body. The joint venture between Hino and component manufacturer Denso is said to be a world first.     The new system is to be released on to the Japanese truck market this month, fitted to a Hino Profia (known in...

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