Mack delivers hybrid vehicle to City of New York
During an event yesterday, the Volvo Group’s Mack Trucks subsidiary was recognized for delivering the first parallel-hybrid truck in the U.S. designed specifically for heavy-duty applications. The vehicle is a refuse collection truck that will be tested by the City of New York’s Department of Sanitation. As a result of the hybrid operation, in which an electric motor and a diesel engine work in parallel, fuel consumption can be reduced by up to 30% and carbon emissions decreased to the same extent. The vehicle also fulfils the stringent EPA10 emissions standards that become effective in 2010, which reduce hazardous emissions to near-zero.