Eaton Corp hybrid system users rack up more than 200 million miles of service

Eaton Corporation has announced that customers of its hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 200 million miles of service, reducing diesel fuel consumption by 8 million gallons and harmful emissions by 80,000 metric tons.

More than 5,500 of Eaton's hybrid systems are in use worldwide on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles, and other applications.

Eaton's hybrid systems and advanced drivetrains will provide reliable and practical ways for commercial vehicle manufacturers to comply with new US Department of Transportation and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards in 2014. Eaton will begin working with vehicle manufacturers in 2012 to certify technologies with the EPA to assist in complying with these new regulations.

The company set major hybrid systems milestones over the past two years, 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.

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