Hybrid Power Systems

Eaton’s hybrid electric system is well suited for applications that require frequent starts and stops such as city pick-up and delivery trucks. The system provides up to 30 percent fuel savings and significantly reduces emissions while maintaining performance and functionality.

Eaton’s medium-duty hybrid electric system uses an automated transmission with a parallel hybrid system. It incorporates an electric motor/generator located between the output of an automated clutch and input of the transmission. Using Eaton’s patented hybrid system controls, the system recovers and stores energy normally lost during braking into batteries. When electric torque is blended with engine torque, the stored energy is used to improve fuel economy and vehicle performance for a given speed.

Eaton has been actively supporting European Truck and Bus OEM’s with intent of commercial launch the Eaton Hybrid Electric Systems into Europe.

Hybrid Power

System Benefit*

  • Up to 30 percent fuel savings* using Eaton’s patented hybrid solutions.
  • Regenerative braking recharges batteries leading to reduced braking and engine wear.
  • System can provide an electric boost for hills and rapid acceleration when needed.

*Dependent on duty cycle, driver behavior and operating conditions.