- Dec 19, 2005
EPA to save the day with hydraulics
The hydraulic hybrid system sounds a lot like the Hydraulic Launch Assist system that Ford previewed on its F-350 Tonka Concept at the 2002 Detroit Auto Show.
The hydraulic hybrid system is not a fix-all for every vehicle just yet, however. Because of the current weight of the system and the minimal improvement in highway mileage, the system will work best on heavy-duty trucks that drive predominantly in the city — like delivery trucks. Look for the system on UPS trucks next year.
Thanks to Tim for the tip.