Diversified industrial manufacturer and global technology leader Eaton Corporation recently announced it has supplied key hybrid power technology and expertise to Daimler Trucks’ Mercedes Benz BlueTec Atego Hybrid, part of the new Mercedes-Benz Atego range of trucks named 2011 Truck of the Year.
Eaton supplied a customized hybrid system, which included the lithium-ion battery pack and electric motor for the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid and worked closely with Daimler to jointly develop the power management logic and controls.
The Mercedes-Benz Atego range of trucks was named 2011 Truck of the Year at the IAA Show in Hanover, Germany, and the Atego BlueTec Hybrid was the first hybrid truck in Europe to gain European Type Approval.
“Our system complements the versatile Mercedes-Benz Atego, and we are delighted with the great strides our company has made in helping customers achieve their fuel and carbon dioxide reduction goals with green technologies like our hybrid electric system,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager for Eaton’s Hybrid Power Systems Division.
Eaton’s line-up of hybrid power systems for commercial vehicle applications includes electric hybrid, plug-in electric hybrid and hydraulic hybrid power systems. Eaton hybrid power systems have accumulated more than 68 million miles of road-tested service around the world and contributed to the saving of more than 2.6 million gallons of fuel and reducing more than 26,000 tons of harmful emissions.