Eaton Honored For Hybrid Technoloogy
Eaton Corp. received the CALSTART 2008 Blue Sky Award for innovation and advancement in sustainable transportation technology. The annual award recognizes outstanding marketplace contributions to clean air, energy efficiency and the clean transportation industry overall.
As a power management company, Eaton is focused on providing products and services that help our customers use power more efficiently and responsibly,” said Jeff Krakowiak, Eaton senior vice president – sales and marketing. “Our hybrid innovations are part a global commitment to sustainability that extends throughout Eaton’s electrical, hydraulics, aerospace, truck and automotive businesses.”
Eaton is producing both hybrid electric and hybrid hydraulic systems, including the Hydraulic Launch Assist (HLA) parallel hybrid system. This breadth of technology was a driving force behind Eaton’s winning the Blue Sky Award. Customers using Eaton hybrid power systems in their fleets include FedEx Express, UPS, Coca-Cola Enterprises, PepsiCo and Guangzhou Yiqi Bus Co. In addition, Peterbilt, Kenworth, International and Freightliner currently offer Eaton diesel-electric hybrid drives as a production option in North America.
CALSTART is a participant-supported organization of more than 150 firms and organizations worldwide, dedicated to expanding and supporting a high-tech transportation industry that reduces emissions, creates jobs, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and improves energy efficiency.