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  • Jul 16, 2015
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    The Sweet Spot for Hydraulic Hybrids

    I met with officials of Lightning Hybrids at the Work Truck Show, held earlier this year in Indianapolis. Lightning Hybrids held a press conference and allowed show attendees to test drive a delivery truck equipped with a hybrid hydraulic drive. It was fun and interesting to drive the vehicle, but a conversation with company officials clarified some points I had pondered about hydraulic hybrids....More
  • Nov 28, 2012
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    Hydraulics & Pneumatics

    Lightning Hybrids' fuel efficiency demonstration

    Lightning Hybrids, Loveland, Colo., announced this week that it will be supplying its hydraulic hybrid system on two city buses for the city of Loveland. A video like this will be shown on board the buses, to demonstrate the fuel efficiency the system is achieving....More
  • Jun 29, 2012
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    Trackmobile in action

    Hydraulic integrated circuits and some innovative design give this machine incredible pulling power and versatile operation....More
  • Jun 6, 2012
    blog

    Hydraulic hybrid drivetrain gets on the school bus

    Anyone who's read my blog or even some of the articles I've authored over the years knows that hydraulic hybrids are one of my favorite topics. Mostly because as a non-engineer, I can truly grasp how hydraulic hybrid drivetrains work and I can truly see their benefits in the real world. I see a hydraulic hybrid drivetrain as much more useful, efficient, and cost-effective than a battery/electric hybrid ever well be....More
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