Navistar opts for Eaton drive system for bus

Truck and bus OEM Navistar has announced it will offer Eaton Corp.'s diesel-electric hybrid propulsion drive system as an option on its school bus line. The OEM said this will provide school districts with a vehicle that reduces fuel consumption and emissions simultaneously. Navistar's IC Bus CE Series hybrid electric school bus combines the company's MaxxForce DT diesel engine with an electric motor

Truck and bus OEM Navistar has announced it will offer Eaton Corp.'s diesel-electric hybrid propulsion drive system as an option on its school bus line. The OEM said this will provide school districts with a vehicle that reduces fuel consumption and emissions simultaneously.

Navistar's IC Bus CE Series hybrid electric school bus combines the company's MaxxForce DT diesel engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack that provides peak power output of 44 kW. Through regenerative braking, the battery pack charge is controlled to provide a steady supply of power, allowing for less wear and tear on brakes and additional operational savings, noted Navistar.

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