Hino Hybrid COE Trucks to Be Introduced in U.S. in December

Thursday, August 11, 2011

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Hino Cab-over Hybrid. Image courtesy: Hino Trucks USAHino Trucks will roll-out their new Class 4 and 5 cab-over-engine (COE) diesel-electric hybrids in California and seven U.S. cities this December. A full, country-wide roll-out is likely in 2012.

Having developed the world’s first hybrid bus twenty years ago, these trucks will use the 6th generation of Hino’s hybrid technology. Both the Class 4 and Class 5 vehicles use Hino’s J05 5L, 5-cylinder diesel engine for the drive train. Adding the hybrid adaptive control system, reduces emission and fuel usage by about 30%.On-board NiMH batteries, with an operating life of 8-10 years, store the energy from the regenerative braking system.

Attendees at the Hybrid Truck Users Forum National Conference & Expo will have the opportunity to see first-hand all that these exciting new hybrids have to offer.

For more information, visit: http://www.hino.com/ and http://ww.htuf2011.org.