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Eaton hybrids chalk up 100 million miles

Eaton Corporation announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 100 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by 4 million gallons of diesel fuel and harmful emissions by 40,000 metric tons.

More than 4,500 of Eaton’s hybrid systems are in use on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles, and other commercial applications. Eaton has also begun offering a complete line of electric vehicle charging systems to further reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions.

The company set major hybrid systems milestones in 2010, delivering systems to customers in Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and United States. Eaton also began commercial production of its hybrid hydraulic system known as Eaton Hydraulic Launch Assist or Eaton HLA in autumn 2010.

Benefits of the Eaton hybrid systems include fuel savings up to 35%, with similar percentages in emission reductions, extended brake life, and idle time reductions of up to 87% during worksite operations that help customers significantly reduce operating costs. For more information on Eaton’s hybrid power systems, visit www.eaton.com/hybrid. For more information on Eaton’s electric vehicle charging capabilities, visit www.eaton.com/plugin.

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