Members Constantin13 Posted June 30, 2010 Members Share Posted June 30, 2010 http://www.daf.com/EN/About-DAF/Technology/Pages/DAF-LF-Hybride.aspx DAF Hybrid Technology The prototype of an LF45 based 7.5-tonne DAF hybrid truck was developed in close co-operation with PACCAR company Leyland Trucks Ltd, the Eaton company and the Dutch Technical Research centre TNO. The vehicle uses a parallel diesel/electric hybrid system, in which the truck is driven by the diesel engine, the electric motor or by a combination of both. End 2007 prototypes were handed over to selected customers for field tests. Electric motor The electric motor/generator, installed between the clutch and the gearbox functions as a generator or as a motor alternately. Energy released during braking is stored in the lithium-ion batteries for re-use during acceleration. Depending on the fill ratio of these batteries, a central computer determines when the diesel engine provides the drive and when and to what extend the electric motor is used. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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