“Eaton hybrid commercial vehicles are true work horses that are helping our customers complete the job at hand while also helping them reduce their fuel consumption and level of pollutants,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, vice president and general manager of Eaton’s Hybrid Power Systems Division. “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.”
FedEx alone, which operates the largest fleet of Eaton commercial hybrid delivery trucks in the United States, is responsible for more than 5 million miles of the 30 million miles accumulated.
“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.”
Other companies using delivery vehicles with Eaton systems include companies like UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Wal-Mart.