Ford F-750 Hybrid Work Truck Hits the Market
At Anderson Ford we're certain you've seen large construction or utility vehicles using their hydraulic pumps for an assortment of jobs like dropping off cargo or working on power lines in the greater Clinton area. You may not have noticed those heavy-duty vehicles continue to run their diesel engines throughout the entire process. It's an unfortunate necessity for many commercial trucks to perform essential tasks, which means high fuel costs that drain margins for businesses. Ford aims to help businesses curb fuel spending, and it offers that with the new F-750 Hybrid work truck.
Enlisting the help of Odyne, a company that creates and develops hybrid technology for commercial vehicles, the F-750 hybrid will run an electric motor to cut down on idling, while keeping the truck fully operational. To do that, the hybrid work truck is equipped with two liquid-cooled lithium battery packs behind the cab that offer a combined 28.4-kiowatt-hours of power, as well as exportable AC power ranging from 120 to 240 volts. This allows for the diesel engine to be turned off, with battery packs powering the hydraulic pump, and lessening daily fuel usage. The F-750 hybrid also utilizes regenerative breaking, which saves fuel by allowing the electric motor, a 6.7-liter turbodiesel V8, to save charging power and reduce idling.
Ford estimates that the battery-powered elements of the F-750 will save up to 1,750 gallons of diesel fuel per year. With diesel at $4.00 per gallon, that's an ease on the bottom line for many companies.
Located at 1001 State Route 10 West Clinton, IL 61727, we'd be more than happy to answer any questions you might have on Ford hybrid technology, and show you other hybrid models like the popular 2012 Fusion Hybrid . Stop in during our regular business hours or, contact us today.