Terex Grant For the Hybrid Electric Medium Duty Commercial Fleet Demonstration and Evaluation Project
Terex Corporation will demonstrate its innovative HyPowerTM Hybrid system in 12 medium and heavy-duty Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) utility service vehicles. Instead of running the vehicle’s engine to power the aerial boom, cabin heating and air conditioning, and worksite lighting on the vehicles, the electric-hybrid system provides power, cutting fuel use by as much as 60 percent.
The goal of the project is to demonstrate the economic, performance, and environmental viability of the HyPowerTM Hybrid system. PG&E’s aerial lift utility trucks are known as “trouble trucks” and “distribution line” trucks and typically idle more than 4 hours per day during certain types of utility operations.
$2,360,000 from the project’s participants.
Terex Corporation is a diversified global manufacturer serving clients in the construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining shipping, and transportation refining and utility industries. Terex’s Sacramento Service Center will serve as the training and retrofit facility that will install the HyPowerTM Hybrid System into PG&E’s trucks.
Pacific Gas and Electric is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States. PG&E will operate the trucks and track the performance and maintenance of the vehicles.
CALSTART is one of North America’s premier clean transportation technologies organizations, with long involvement with Hybrid Truck Users Forum. CALSTART will collect the fuel consumption data via a telemetric monitoring of the retrofitted vehicles. It will also perform periodic surveys of selected PG&E drivers and service personnel who use the hybrid systems to gauge their acceptance of the technology, before preparing the final reports to the Commission.
The HyPowerTM Hybrid systems will reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide, and worksite noise pollution. The fleet of 12 vehicles is expected to reduce fuel consumption by 10,000 gallons annually. Greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced by 110 tons per year. During the term of the project, over 30 jobs are estimated to be created and retained.
Grant Agreement Number: ARV-09-016