provider that works with automobile manufacturers to design systems
based on their needs.
“;e best application of the type of
technologies used in hybrid electric-gasoline vehicles is for vehicles with
a larger number of starting/stopping
trips,” says Fowles. “Cargo vans and
trucks, if for local applications, would
be ideal for this type of system, as the
constant city traffic driving is ideal
for regenerative braking, coasting
that Sanyo is known for. While the
initial cost may be higher for these
types of vehicles, in the end, there
is less pollution, and the economic
standpoint shows a strong return on
investment for consumers that own
and use hybrids on a regular basis for
Two new automotive companies,
Bright Automotive and Phoenix
Motorcars, are developing alternative-fuel ;eet vehicles.
In January 2008, Bright Automotive, an engineering services company
based in Anderson, Ind., started developing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle.
The company’s concept vehicle is the
IDEA. Fleet leaders and industry professionals were given a preview of the
IDEA last April in Washington, D.C.
Automotive News reported in January that Bright Automotive Inc. is on
the verge of an agreement with an
unnamed major automaker on a joint
venture or acquisition.
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The IDEA is a
that manufactures alternative-fuel
fleet vehicles is Phoenix Motorcars,
based in Ontario, Calif. ;e company
manufactures zero-emission, electric
;eet vehicles that utilize lithium titanate battery packs. ;e all-electric sport
utility truck can travel up to 100 miles
on a single 10-minute charge.
Candace Roulo is Associate Editor of
CONTRACTOR and Green Mechanical Contractor magazines. She can be
reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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