Delphi Corp. has partnered with the Dept. of Energy in a three-year, $4.75 million project to develop a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) auxiliary power unit (APU) for commercial vehicles to help cut idling.
The system will allow drivers to power heating/air conditioning, TV, radio, computer, and other electronic devices without idling the main engine.
“Delphi’s technology can help protect our environment and save fuel for our country, all while serving our customers in ways that will improve their driving and ownership experience,” said J.T. Battenberg III, Delphi chairman, president & CEO.
Delphi will lead the technical development, working with subcontractor Volvo Trucks North America Inc.