On the Spot: Hyliion’s Hybrid System On the Road

By Team Writer / June 3, 2019

Hyliion, like all of those in the vehicle and transport industries, is concerned with fuel economy. Lately, the company has been creating systems to improve the fuel economy of its class 8 tractors. The tractors can store kinesthetic energy that the vehicle puts out, for example, when going downhill, which is then stored in a battery for later use. Another novel change implemented by Hyliion has been the addition of an electric motor to the non-driven axel of the vehicle’s 6×2 setup. This motor provides the vehicle with a burst of energy when accelerating, or when going uphill, thereby creating greater fuel efficiency.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hyliion has developed a unique way to improve the fuel economy for it’s class 8 tractors.
  • Hyliion’s new system adds an electric motor to the tractor’s non-driven axel on a 6×2 setup.
  • The motor gives the vehicle a power boost when either accelerating or going uphill, thereby improving efficiency.

“Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded Freightliner Cascadia with Hyliion’s system in a demonstration and gives his intial thoughts on how it feels.”

Read more: https://www.truckinginfo.com/331755/on-the-spot-hyliions-hybrid-system-on-the-road

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