Calculator shows hybrid fuel savings
Jul 1, 2008 12:00 PM
Eaton Corporation's Hybrid Power business unit has launched a new web-based customer value calculator for hybrid power systems that gives potential buyers the opportunity to quickly and easily compute their estimated return on investment in fuel-saving hybrid vehicles.
Accessible at www.eaton.com/hybridvalue, the calculator compares the estimated costs associated with operating a vehicle equipped with a hybrid electric powertrain versus those associated with a non-hybrid powertrain.
For delivery vehicles, estimated savings are determined according to:
Typical truck life.
Typical annual miles driven.
Typical miles per gallon of current fleet.
Results are then displayed in an easy-to-follow format and include estimated price, savings and payback figures according to three scenarios: worst conditions, typical conditions, and best conditions. A bar chart with information on estimated percentage of fuel usage, and subsequent driving and work site savings, is also displayed.
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