The Workhorse subsidiary of AMP Holding Inc. has introduced its E-GEN system: a powertrain that combines battery-electric power and a small internal combustion engine for new Class 3-6 trucks and vehicle repowering projects.
The company says the hybrid system, which is available in compressed natural gas (CNG), propane autogas and gasoline configurations, has been shown to double the miles per gallon attained in delivery-fleet applications.
When in motion, a vehicle powered by E-GEN uses the electric motor. When stopped and shifted into park, the internal combustion engine automatically turns on and functions as a generator to recharge the battery.
‘We look to our E-GEN range-extending technology to provide a three-year payback without a government voucher while, at the same time, lowering the significant infrastructure costs that come with electric power,’ says Martin Rucidlo, president of Workhorse.
The official unveiling of the E-GEN system will take place during the upcoming ACT Expo in Long Beach, Calif.