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Hyliion equips C.A.T. Transport with CNG hybrid systems

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

Hyliion Inc. has equipped Canadian-based C.A.T. Transport’s fleet with five of Hyliion’s CNG hybrid systems.

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Hyliion’s CNG solution can be installed on most heavy Class 8 natural gas vehicles, the company says, for a more seamless transition for existing fleets to electrified solutions.

“Our Hybrid CNG system leverages advanced software algorithms to help tackle difficult climbs, improve the experience for drivers on the road and ultimately help fleets get the most out of their CNG vehicles,” said Thomas Healy, chief executive officer and founder of Hyliion. “Conventional CNG trucks are a cleaner alternative to diesel, but lack some of the performance advantages of diesel that today’s fleets are used to for long haul. Our hybrid system helps bridge that gap, giving fleets a more powerful driving experience with CNG while maintaining the emissions benefits.”

Hyliion’s hybrid system adds up to 120 HP through an electric axle, increasing the available horsepower of a conventional CNG truck by 30%, the company says. The electric axle provides additional power to achieve diesel-like performance while still benefiting from a cleaner and cheaper fuel.

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