Accession Number:

ADA576591

Title:

HD Diesel Hybrid Truck Powertrain Study

Descriptive Note:

Briefing charts

Corporate Author:

ARMY TANK AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER WARREN MI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-09-11

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

One of the U.S. militarys highest priorities is increasing the fuel efficiency of its ground vehicle fleet. The U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center TARDEC commissioned this study to explore the range of commercial Medium-Duty MD and Heavy-Duty HD trucks and transit buses with diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, and to document the experiences of fleet users of these vehicles. The primary powertrain focus is diesel engines and electric hybrid architectures. The vehicle focus includes Class 4 through Class 6 MD trucks, vans, and shuttle buses 14,001 - 26,000 lb Gross Vehicle Weight GVW, and Class 7 and 8 HD trucks and transit buses 26,000 lb GVW that are primarily available in the North American market. Interviews were conducted with hybrid vehicle and powertrain manufacturers and the largest fleet users of hybrid-electric trucks and buses to obtain detailed insight into present and future product plans plus usage opinions and experiences not documented in other literature

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE