UPS Hydraulic Hybrid Delivery Vehicle
40 more added to its alternative fuel fleet in Baltimore and Atlanta. UPS last week announced the deployment of 40 new hydraulic hybrid vehicles (HHVs), 20 in Baltimore and 20 in Atlanta. Developed by Freightliner and Parker Hannifin, the package cars can achieve up to 35 percent improved fuel economy over traditional turbo diesel-powered delivery trucks that use automatic transmissions in stop-and-go applications. Both deployments were supported by grants from the U.S. DOEs Clean Cities program, which is focused on advancing the nation's economic, environmental, and energy security by supporting local actions to reduce petroleum consumption in transportation.