FEV Teams with EPA on Clean Ports Project

Thursday, September 06, 2007
FEV announced the second application of a hydraulic hybrid powertrain system in conjunction with a project led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Port Authorities of New York and New Jersey. The project incorporates an EPA-patented hydraulic hybrid propulsion system into terminal tractors used in moving freight containers in port terminals. The hydraulic hybrid system was first used in an in-service UPS truck, which was displayed in the FEV exhibit at the 2007 SAE World Congress. Two prototype tractors will be introduced into service in the Ports of New York and New Jersey, operated by A.P. Moller Terminals.

FEV will serve as the sole engineering contractor to the EPA for the project, providing systems-level integration support in addition to its role of designing, fabricating and integrating the hydraulic hybrid powertrain. The hydraulic hybrid system stores kinetic energy captured during braking. This high regenerative efficiency is more than twice that of other hybrid technologies and translates into significant fuel economy improvements. The hydraulic hybrid technology replaces the torque converter and conventional transmission, and allows an engine operating mode that is independent of speed. This allows the engine to be used most efficiently, and even turned off during stops, slow speed cruising and during deceleration, when stored hydraulic energy can be utilized. Hydraulic hybrid technology can increase fuel efficiency by 60 - 70 percent, and lowers greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent.

Maritime Reporter September 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Ports

Containers, Cruises Help Boost Marseilles Fos

Container throughput at French port Marseilles Fos reached 876,711 teu for the period January to September, an increase of 6% on the first nine months last year.

Port of Long Beach Announces Executive Appointments

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently filled key Harbor Department executive posts with staff veterans as the Department continues to undergo a

Lerwick Port Awards £16.5 mi Expansion Contract

Lerwick Port Authority has awarded a construction contract for the latest expansion of the harbour’s facilities in a project costing a total of £16.5 million

Container Ships

Containers, Cruises Help Boost Marseilles Fos

Container throughput at French port Marseilles Fos reached 876,711 teu for the period January to September, an increase of 6% on the first nine months last year.

Iridium Partners with Trimble to Support Expansion

Iridium Communications Inc. announced an agreement with Trimble that expands the company's use of satellite communications in its core Transportation and Logistics

VT Halter Begins Building LNG-powered ConRo Ships for Crowley

VT Halter Marine, Inc., a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has commenced construction on the first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2097 sec (5 req/sec)