Sunday, July 16, 2006

The worlds cleanest light duty truck

The world's cleanest truck hits the road concerns a hybrid electric truck made by Mitsubishi Fuso. According to the company, which doesn't disclose the methodology it used, this truck releases 41% less nitrogen oxide and consumes 20% less fuel than conventionally-powered models.

It is a parallel-hybrid design that allows the diesel engine to be taken completely out of the drive train. The diesel engine is also used as a generator to provide electricity. The Li-ION battery pack is rather small, at 1.9 KWh.

See also article at Green Car Congress


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