Idealease To Demo Hyliion Class 8 Hybrid To Customers
By Mike Brezonick20 August 2020
Hyliion Inc., a supplier of electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 commercial vehicles, and Dana Inc., a specialist in traditional and electrified drivetrain technologies, have launched a national program with Idealease to demonstrate Hyliion’s Hybrid Diesel Powertrain to Idealease customers.
Idealease is a full-service commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance company with more than 400 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, and a fleet in excess of 45,000 trucks, tractors and trailers.
“Working with industry leaders like Idealease and Dana is critical to introducing our technology to fleets throughout the country,” said Thomas Healy, CEO and founder of Hyliion. “The commercial transportation industry has reached a pivotal point where environmental impact is paramount to business success. Our hybrid system has the potential to transform diesel fleets, offering an immediate, sustainable impact on a company’s carbon footprint while delivering a positive return for their business.”
Idealease’s national tour will continue through the end of 2020, offering short-term rental agreements to Idealease customers interested in evaluating Hyliion’s technology. The hybrid system is installed on an International LT Series chassis and leverages Dana’s latest lightweight, fuel-efficient S23-175 drive axle and reliable SPL driveline, delivering optimal performance and powertrain efficiency. It includes the Hyliion in-cab APU, which provides additional fuel savings by eliminating vehicle idling when picking up and delivering loads.
“Idealease is committed to equipping our customers with the world’s leading technology that reduces operating costs while reinforcing our commitment to building a more sustainable commercial transportation industry,” said Andy McEnaney, vice president of affiliate services at Idealease. “With Hyliion’s hybrid system, we expect to see great results in fuel efficiency, vehicle performance, cost savings and emissions reductions—all of which are critical decision factors for our customers.”
The program also represents another step in the strategic partnership formed in 2019 between Hyliion and Dana, through which Dana became Hyliion’s source for traditional driveline components, as well as fully integrated e-Axles, which include motors, inverters, controls, gearboxes, and thermal-management technologies.