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Hino to launch automatic transmission hybrid


Hino to launch automatic transmission hybrid

Hino Australia is poised to launch an automatic transmission version of its proven Hino Hybrid 300 Series diesel-electric truck. The new 300 Series model will be Australia’s first automatic hybrid truck.

The new Hino Hybrid 714 Auto’s intelligent six-speed transmission has specially tailored control software to optimise electric assist during initial acceleration and maximise energy recovery through regenerative braking. In addition, Hino Hybrid has an engine-stop feature, so the diesel engine stops when the vehicle is stationary.

The new automatic transmission truck offers significant fuel savings compared with an equivalent diesel automatic truck. It uses the power from a 100kW diesel engine and 36kW electric motor, according to driving conditions, to optimise fuel use and minimise emissions.

During initial acceleration, revised up-shift points make better use of the electric motor’s torque. During deceleration, torque converter lock-up is maintained and the transmission initiates down-shifts sooner – to boost the regenerative braking effect and hence capture more kinetic energy.

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