Parker-Hannifin Corp Medium & Heavy Duty Vehicle Development
Parker- Hannifin Corporation will demonstrate four heavy-duty beverage delivery hybrid hydraulic vehicles (56,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) for urban delivery applications. The goal of the project is to achieve between 40 to 50 percent fuel efficiency improvements. Prior electric-hybrid delivery trucks have demonstrated 30 percent fuel economy improvement and 23 percent greenhouse gas emission reductions. An innovative direct driveline connection will enable the truck to operate as a series hydraulic, in pure mechanical mode at higher speeds, or in a blended mode that optimizes drive train efficiency between hydraulic and mechanical drive.This hydraulic-hybrid system stores less energy, but should more effectively recover braking energy thus potentially matching electric-hybrid vehicle benefits.
The Energy Commission will provide $750,000.
Additional match funding of $1,250,000 will be provided by the project participants.
Parker Hannifin Corporation will serve as project manager and coordinator; and will design, build, and install the hydraulic-hybrid components.
Coca-Cola Enterprises will evaluate the performance of the new hydraulic-hybrid delivery vehicles.
The Freightliner Truck Division of Daimler Trucks North America will provide the chassis and power train, as well as technical support.
Cummins is the largest producer of heavy-duty engines in the nation and will provide the engines and technical support.
The SCAQMD air pollution control agency is responsible for monitoring and regulating air pollution in the South Coast Air Basin and the Riverside County portion of the Salton Sea Air Basin, and will be the project manager for this project.
Each truck will save about 5,200 gallons of petroleum diesel per year and reduce 82 tons of CO2 emission annually (23 percent GHG reductions per year). Approximately 40 jobs will be maintained or created for assembly. In addition, local maintenance and service support jobs will be created for the hydraulic hybrid units. Manufacturing, maintenance, and service support jobs will be created within each of the companies involved with this project.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-09-011