Development of Natural Gas Plug-In Hybrid Class 8 Trucks
Hybridization of heavy-duty vehicles will help reduce emissions.
Natural gas engines and battery packs were integrated into drayage trucks and the trucks were demonstrated in several freight corridors and on routes from the Port of Los Angeles to San Diego. A dynamometer test facility was also developed as a result of this project and can support future natural gas hybridization efforts in Southern California.
This project provides research and development to design a natural gas engine hybrid-electric vehicle to reduce NOx emissions and improve fuel efficiency through hybridization. Transportation Power, Inc. developed and demonstrated a fully natural gas hybrid-electric Class 8 vehicle.
California IOU natural gas ratepayers can benefit from increased economic activity within California upon successful commercialization.
Key Project Members
Argonne National Laboratory