Crosspoint Kinetics, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Cummins Crosspoint, LLC, has introduced a second-generation parallel-electric hybrid system for small para-transit-bus, shuttle-bus, and package-delivery applications.
Crosspoint Kinetics S3000 hybrid system leverages evolved designs and technologies with improvements in durability and control software. The system simply interfaces to a vehicle, making it easier to access hybrid advantages including acceleration performance, less fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.
“We have addressed many of the problems with first-generation hybrids, such as expensive batteries, less-than-satisfactory reliability, and complex integration into a vehicle,” said Crosspoint Kinetics Product Director John McNichols. “The S3000 deploys ultra-capacitors and offers a design that makes it easy to install and remove. It is compatible with gasoline, diesel, propane, and compressed natural gas engines and can be installed in new and used vehicles; even transferred from one vehicle to another. By addressing the inflexibility of first-generation systems, we have made it easier for operators and customers to participate in the greening movement toward alternative fuels.”
Used for incremental boost when accelerating a vehicle, the system generates 100 percent of its own electricity when decelerating or braking. Results from third-party and field testing have shown fuel-economy increases ranging between 10 and 30 percent varying by driving style and route selection.
“An operator has full control of how much electricity can be generated, captured, and reused for acceleration. Our system offers a choice of extra acceleration or fuel economy performance depending on how the operator wants to use it,” McNichols said.