Kenworth T370 targets local hauling
Apr 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Kenworth Truck Company has introduced a new T370 Class 7 diesel-electric hybrid tractor for local haul applications, including beverage, general freight, and grocery distribution.
The company's goal for the T370 hybrid tractor is to improve fuel economy by up to 25% in local haul applications. This tractor will be available in various wheelbases, starting as short as 153 inches.
Powered by the Paccar PX-6 engine, the T370 features an integral transmission-mounted motor/generator, a frame-mounted 340-volt battery pack, and a dedicated power management system. Advanced powertrain controls monitor driving conditions and automatically select the ideal power mode, smoothly switching among electric-only, combined diesel and electric, and diesel-only power modes. Electricity generated through regenerative braking is stored and used for acceleration, assisting the diesel engine. The hybrid system is monitored through a dash display. As power requirements for different driving conditions change, the screen constantly updates the driver on system status.
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