Energy Recovery and Emissions Reduction System
What is LightningHybrid?
Ideal for vehicles in heavy duty drive cycles like delivery, transit, and refuse, LightningHybrid reduces lifetime costs by delivering fuel efficiency, brake wear savings, and emissions reductions. The LightningHybrid product is available as an upfit on new vehicles or can help you make your current fleet more efficient by retrofitting to trucks and buses you currently run.
The LightningHybrid is a hydraulic hybrid and does not have batteries, instead it safely and efficiently regenerates braking energy in composite hydraulic accumulators, which are a fraction of the cost and weight of batteries.
LightningHybrid at a Glance
- Works on most front-engine, rear-wheel-drive truck and bus chassis with gross vehicle weight greater than 10,000 lbs.
- Available for Ford, GM, Freightliner, Navistar, Autocar, Mercedes-Benz, DAF, Ashok Leyland, and Volvo
- Specifications for North America and International vehicles
- Validated through rigorous testing – both in the lab and on the road
|Vehicle GVWR||10,000 to 20,000 lbs||20,001 to 35,000 lbs||35,001 to 80,000 lbs|
|Installation||New build or retrofit||New build or retrofit||New build or retrofit|
|Standard warranty||5yr / 60,000 miles included||5yr / 60,000 miles included||5yr / 60,000 miles included|
|Extended warranty||5yr / 100,000 miles available||5yr / 100,000 miles available||5yr / 100,000 miles available|
|Example platforms||Ford E-350, E-450, F-550, F-59
GM 3500, 4500
|Ford F-59, F-650, F-750
Freightliner MT-55, M2, S2C, C2
|Wheelbase||≤ 138″||≤ 158″||contact LH|
|Transmission types supported||manual, auto, AMT||manual, auto, AMT||manual, auto, AMT|
|ERS weight||650-900 lbs||800-1,000 lbs||1,000-1,500 lbs|
|System torque addition (braking and accelerating)||600-1,200 ft lbs||1,200 ft lbs||4,400 ft lbs|
|Peak power||156 kW||312 kW||312 kW|
|Total energy capacity||0.1 kW hr||0.19 kW hr||0.38 kW hr|
|Accumulator type||carbon fiber wound type 3||carbon fiber wound type 3||carbon fiber wound type 3|
|Accumulator capacity||10 or 15 US gallon||15 or 20 US gallon||20 or 30 US gallon|
|Data logging & analysis||available||available||available|