27 Nov '16, 11am

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.@Hyliion developing hybrid system for semi-trailers

Hyliion developing hybrid system for semi-trailers 27 November 2016 Hyliion , a start-up founded by a group of graduate students at Carnegie Mellon, has developed an add-on hybrid system for semi-trailers. Combining regenerative braking and power boost for the trailer to reduce on-the-road fuel consumption, the system also functions as an auxiliary power unit to reduce engine-on idling. Their patent application describing the basics of the system was published earlier this month, The Hyliion System —comprising motor, battery and control electronics—can power a truck cab for 20 hours, out-performing an industry standard, idle-free all-electric APU. Overall fuel savings are upwards of 30%, according the company. Configuration of the motor control and axle adaptation configuration, from the patent document. Click to enlarge. Hyliion’s aerodynamic packaging also reduces air re...

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