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Eaton hybrid systems achieve 30 million-plus miles of service

Eaton Corporation announced that customers using the company's hybrid systems have collectively accumulated more than 30 million miles of clean, reliable service throughout the world. The more than 2,400 Eaton hybrid systems in use today are on delivery trucks, buses, refuse, and utility vehicles and other commercial applications.

Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice-president and general manager of Eaton's Hybrid Power Systems Division, said, “This milestone has taken 10 years to achieve, but as the technology becomes even more mainstream and the benefits better understood, we are confident that we can reach the next 30 million miles in a fraction of the time.”

Of the 30 million miles accumulated, FedEx alone, operator of the largest fleet of commercial hybrid parcel delivery trucks in the United States, accounts for more than five million miles on its Eaton-powered hybrid trucks and vans.

“Together we are demonstrating that hybrids are very reliable at reducing fuel consumption and emissions,” said John Formisano, vice-president, Global Vehicles, FedEx Express. “Since 2004, with the help of Eaton, we have reduced our fuel use by nearly 200,000 gallons and carbon dioxide emissions by nearly 2,000 metric tons. This is the equivalent of removing more than 300 cars from the road annually.”

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