Parker Hannifin Corp. says the overall fleet of Autocar E3 refuse trucks equipped with its RunWise hydraulic hybrid system is on the cusp of notching 1 million miles of operation.
Fleets such as Miami-Dade County; the City of New Braunfels, Texas; and the City of Orlando; and several others have deployed these vehicles over the years and logged more than 75,000 hours of operation.
‘Vehicle owners continue to report 99 percent uptime and fuel savings averaging 43 percent, reinforcing the performance and reliability of the RunWise system,’ according to the company.
‘As the fleet reaches this impressive milestone, we are very pleased with the progress we have made and excited for the future of hydraulic hybrid vehicles,’ says Shane Terblanche, general manager of Parker Hannifin's hybrid drive systems division.
The company notes that it plans to expand RunWise's footprint to ‘new platforms and fuel types in the medium- and heavy-duty segment.’