Growing hybridization options and their role in electrification

Growing hybridization options and their role in electrification

With electric trucks available for order and fleets that fit the application profile talking with utility companies about electric charging infrastructure, there’s a conversation percolating under the surface of early electrification adopters that revolves around the question: Where does the energy come from?

That’s the fun part about electric powertrains: You can generate the energy in different ways. Battery electric trucks clearly need to be plugged in to charge, but hydrogen fuel cell trucks are also electric powertrain trucks. Hyliion has long been in the truck hybridization game and has since developed what it dubs the Hypertruck ERX, which uses a natural gas generator to drive the electric powertrain, with the option to turn off the generator and run solely on electric power for short routes through city streets. A recently announced long-range version will offer 75 miles of all-electric range, will enable Hypertruck ERX-equipped production trucks to qualify for zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) credits by meeting California’s Advanced Clean Truck (ACT) Rule.

To learn more about hybridization and the role it could play in fleets’ decarbonization efforts, I connected with Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion. Watch the video above for all of his insight. And as we mention in the video, be sure to swing by the Hyliion booth at ACT Expo at Booth 1846, and if you see me running around the show floor, stop and say, “Hi!”

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