Past Event Coverage
US Hybrid for Global Sweepers for New York
US Hybrid is talking up a follow-on order of hybrid electric street sweepers for the New York City Department of Sanitation.
“The recent order for seven vehicles – with twenty in the pipeline and additional option for eighty – is the result of a successful two-year demonstration and validation period, in which six integrated street sweepers were operated throughout New York City,” US Hybrid says.
The hybrid drive sweepers, manufactured by Global Environmental Products, are ready now for commercial deployment, US Hybrid says, with an optimized design that’s quieter and more operator-friendly.
The US Hybrid powertrain in the Hybrid Electric Street Sweeper is said to reduce fuel consumption by 50% while providing a 60% reduction in GHG emissions.
The sweepers have a Cummins ISB diesel engine charging a 120-kilowatt lithium ion battery pack. The drive yields 120 kilowatts (approximately 60 horsepower) of traction power.
“US Hybrid’s proven powertrain technology will provide New Yorkers with clean, quiet sweepers that will dramatically reduce street-level emissions,” said US Hybrid president and CEO Dr. Abas Goodarzi.
“US Hybrid focuses on niche applications that will be most benefited by hybrid technology,” Goodarzi said. “The street sweeper’s low speeds, curbside presence, and power demand make it an optimal application to showcase the fuel savings and GHG reductions that our products provide.”
The firm’s powertrain components are designed and manufactured at a new US Hybrid facility in Torrance, Calif. They are installed by Global Environmental Products in San Bernardino.
“We are committed to further developing advanced electric hybrid technology,” said Global president and CEO Walter Pusic.
US Hybrid is also showing a 150-kilowatt hydrogen fuel cell at Booth 1756. It’s said to be about half the size of the 120-kilowatt cell on which it’s based, the PureMotion 120 by UTC Power. US Hybrid took over the UTC business last year, and has continued Federal Transit Administration-supported work on better fuel cells for buses.