Hyliion founder and CEO Thomas Healy explains how his electric axle integrates with a Class 7 and 8 truck to improve gas mileage under acceleration and up hills.
Focus On: Hyliion's Hybrid System On the Road [Video]
Hyliion's hybrid system adds an electric motor to the non-driven axle of a 6x2 setup. The system helps trucks in the least efficient situations such as under accleration and up hills. Equipment Editor Jim Park drove a loaded truck with Hyliion’s system and gives his intial thoughts on how it operates.