Hyliion will provide three vehicles to Penske Truck Leasing equipped with its 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid system, using Spicer Electrified e-Powertrain components.
The first of the program’s three vehicles were displayed in the Dana booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s annual meeting in Atlanta.The remaining vehicles will be delivered throughout the year, allowing Penske to complement its fleet with the combined Hyliion-Dana Class 8 electrified solution.
.“Our hybrid electric system on their Class 8 sleeper truck will reduce fuel consumption while also improving the driver experience,” said Thomas Healy, CEO of Hyliion. “Our collaboration with Dana provided the opportunity to leverage its strong product development process and affiliation with leading fleets such as Penske to help foster this cooperative sustainability program for all key stakeholders.”
The Hyliion 6X4HE Class 8 hybrid is full 6×4 configuration with traction boosting capability to improve fuel economy when climbing hills, and 7 kW/hr battery pack that can provide up to 10 hours of hoteling capability.
“The hybrid arrangement allows fleets to take advantage of electrified powertrains right away rather than waiting for the grid to be fully built up and large-capacity charging stations installed around the country,” says Steve Slesinski, Dana’s director of Product Planning. “It does not require any plug in at all, in fact it uses regenerated energy from downhill coasting and regenerative braking.”
The Hyliion 6X4HE system is available for immediate ordering.