Eaton Corporation has confirmed that Coca-Cola Enterprises has placed the largest single order
to date for trucks using the company's hybrid
system. Coca-Cola will be purchasing 120 of the hybrid trucks
to add to the 20 that they bought last year. Eaton and Coca-Cola have been working together to test the hybrid trucks since 2003. The vehicles in use so far have achieved a thirty-two percent reduction in emissions and thirty-seven percent drop in fuel consumption. Eaton's system is a full parallel hybrid system with regenerative braking capability. The Eaton system also provides electrical power take off capabilities for applications where off-board electrical equipment needs power.