Hyliion Inc., a company that specializes in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, and Dana Inc. have launched a national program with Idealease to demonstrate Hyliion’s Hybrid Diesel Powertrain to Idealease customers. Idealease is a North American full-service commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance company.
Hyliion’s Hybrid Diesel system can reduce fuel usage, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, improve performance and reduce operating costs for today’s leading commercial fleets and brands. It is designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial vehicles.
“Working with Idealease and Dana is critical to introducing our technology to fleets throughout the country,” says Thomas Healy, CEO and founder of Hyliion. “The commercial transportation industry has reached a pivotal point where environmental impact is paramount to business success. Our hybrid system has the potential to transform diesel fleets, offering an immediate, sustainable impact on a company’s carbon footprint while delivering a positive return for their business.”
Idealease’s national tour will continue through the end of the year, offering short-term rental agreements to Idealease customers interested in evaluating Hyliion’s technology. The hybrid system is installed on an International LT Series chassis and leverages Dana’s latest lightweight, fuel-efficient S23-175 drive axle and reliable SPL driveline. It includes the Hyliion in-cab APU, which provides additional fuel savings by eliminating vehicle idling when picking up and delivering loads.