Eaton hybrid commercial vehicles have now completed more than 30 million miles saving, the company calculates, some 1.18 million gallons of diesel – equivalent to the emission of about 12,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide.
Eaton and its customers have collected this information over a ten-year period through documenting the on-the-road performance of 2,400 Eaton hybrid systems which are in use in delivery trucks, buses, refuse and utility vehicles and other commercial vehicle applications.
FedEx, operator of the largest fleet of commercial hybrid parcel delivery trucks in the United States, accounts for more than five million miles on its Eaton-powered hybrid trucks and vans.
“Together we are demonstrating that hybrids are very reliable at reducing fuel consumption and emissions,” said John Formisano, vice president, global vehicles, FedEx Express. “Since 2004, with the help of Eaton, we have reduced our fuel use by nearly 200,000 gallons and carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2,000 metric tons. This is the equivalent of removing more than 300 cars from the road annually.”
Eaton hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric and two hybrid hydraulic power systems are available or in development on truck models including DAF, Freightliner, Ford, International, Iveco, Kenworth, Mercedes-Benz and Peterbilt.