LTD also estimates it will cost $300,000 less to operate an all-electric bus compared with a diesel-electric
model during the 12-year life of the vehicle, which is the federal standard.
The use of the Wartsila 20 engines as diesel-electric
generating sets is a new development in the tugs market.
Surely this is one area where more urgent research is needed into a cost-effective hybrid system, where the initial outlay in converting the existing diesel-electric
multiple units into an electro-diesel configuration would produce large savings in fuel, and with the predicted escalation in fuel costs and consequential benefits to the environment, should pay for itself well within the existing lifetime of these fleets.
: Peugeot's 508 RXH hybrid will make its debut at September's Frankfurt Motor Show
The auto major is also preparing diesel-electric
hybrid buses for trials by the State Transport Undertakings (STCs) by end-this year.
trains, paid for largely with federal funds, will each emit 20 tons less of nitrogen oxide annually.
Headquartered in Illinois, EMD designs, manufactures and sells diesel-electric
locomotives for all commercial railroad applications and has sold its products in more than 70 countries worldwide.
For years, cruise ships and other large vessels have used diesel-electric
systems because of the systems' ability to efficiently produce propulsion and auxiliary power on long, uninterrupted trips across the ocean.
The T370 is equipped with a stakebed body, PACCAR PX-6 engine rated 240 hp and Eaton's diesel-electric
hybrid power system.
Navistar today unveiled its newest hybrid truck, the International WorkStar Hybrid 4x4 -- the industry's first four-wheel drive diesel-electric
hybrid commercial truck.
Catharine's, Canada, has asked the City Council to consider the purchase of five diesel-electric
Xtrac (www.xtrac.com) and Zytek (www.zytek.co.uk) have joined forces to create a diesel-electric
hybrid drive system for a next-generation small family car.