Bexar County Becomes First Texas County To Introduce Kenworth Hybrid Trucks

The Kenworth hompage reports on the delivery of three new Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks to Bexar County, Texas, which encompasses San Antonio and outlying areas.

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Bexar County’s Kenworth T370 hybrids are powered by PACCAR PX-6 engines rated at 260hp and 620 lb-ft of torque, and the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system. The trucks use an integral transmission-mounted motor/generator; frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack; and dedicated power management system. The power takeoff (PTO) for the dump is run off the main engine.

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Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine. The hybrid system is monitored through an in-dash display. As the power requirements for different driving conditions change, the screen constantly updates the driver on system status.

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