RunWise technology is an option to replace existing diesel vehicles in municipal fleets.
Cleveland-based Parker Hannifin Corp.
, a motion and control technology company, has announced its Parker RunWise Advanced Series hybrid drive system qualifies as a fuel replacement option under the Texas Clean Fleet Program for Texas municipal fleets.
The program, part of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), provides incentives such as grants awarding 80 percent of the cost of purchasing an alternative fuel or hybrid vehicle, to owners of large fleets to replace diesel-powered vehicles. The RunWise technology complies with requirements of Texas’ program by reducing vehicle emissions of up to 50 percent. Fourteen Parker RunWise hybrid drive systems are currently in use in the state.
“RunWise’s compliance exemplifies how this innovative technology reduces emissions and saves money for municipalities across the U.S.,” says Shane Terblanche, general manager, Hybrid Drive Systems at Parker Hannifin. “Austin, College Station, Houston and New Braunfels are Texas cities currently benefiting from fuel savings and emissions reductions. We look forward to providing the same benefits to other Texas cities under the Clean Fleet Program.”
Parker Hannifin is working in partnership with Autocar LLC
of Hagerstown, Indiana, and Big Truck Rental
of Tampa. The Autocar E3, equipped with RunWise technology, is available through Big Truck Rental to all municipalities and waste management companies on a rent-to-own basis.