Hino showcases B20-approved line of medium duty trucks
Nov 1, 2011 12:00 PM
The National Biodiesel Board partnered with Hino Trucks to showcase Hino's new line of biodiesel-capable trucks at the Hybrid, Electric, and High Efficiency Truck Users Forum (HTUF) Conference in Baltimore MD recently.
The 2012 Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid cabover truck, on display at the HTUF Expo, showed its capabilities running on a 20% biodiesel blend (B20) and hybrid electric power during the HTUF Ride-and-Drive event.
Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group company, announced its full approval for use of B20 biodiesel blends in its new hybrid-electric truck as well as its complete product line of Class 4-5 cabover and Class 6-7 conventional trucks in July 2011. Hino's B20 approval statement joins those of Isuzu Commercial Trucks, Ford Motor Co, International/Navistar, and Cummins engines. B20 biodiesel blends are now approved by more than 95% of the medium-duty truck market in the United States, and by more than 60% of US diesel vehicle and equipment manufacturers as a whole.
All Hino 2011 and 2012 model year cabover and conventional trucks powered exclusively with Hino's proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use B20 blends that contain biodiesel blend stock (B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751, blended with diesel fuel compliant to ASTM D975. Hino trucks built prior to the 2011 model year are approved to use B5 (5%) biodiesel.
All biodiesel fuels used in Hino trucks must be purchased from a fuel handler licensed under BQ-9000, the biodiesel industry's fuel quality management program.
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