Terex announced the development of a new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) system. Terex and a major utility fleet are currently working together to optimize a new, easy-to-implement PHEV system for the utility industry. This system will make it easier for all utility truck operators to “go green.”
Like other hybrid systems on the market, Terex’s PHEV vehicle provides the ability to operate the aerial lift without running the engine to save fuel, reduce emissions, and eliminate noise in residential areas. But it offers many more advantages:
* Self-contained simplicity: Terex’s hybrid system is self-contained and capable of working on virtually any stock chassis. Even old, faithful trucks that refuse to die can utilize this hybrid technology and drastically reduce fuel consumption. Because it doesn’t interface with the transmission, it won’t increase the engine load, reducing wear and tear, and enabling fleet owners to use smaller, more fuel-efficient engines.
* 110V flexibility: Recharging the Terex system after hours is easy. All it takes is a standard 110V, 20-amp outlet. This safe, simple and convenient solution recharges the system’s Absorbent Glass Mat battery in eight hours — making it easy to use standard off-peak grid power.
* Ease of implementation: The simplicity of the Terex PHEV system makes it easier for utility trucks to utilize environmentally friendly hybrid technology. The entire system functions independently — so the mechanical integrity of the truck remains intact.
For more information, visit www.terex.com