Hybrid Yard Hostler Demonstration Project

January 2013

This hybrid yard hostler demonstration and commercialization project is a technology demonstration and evaluation program aimed at reducing fuel consumption and emissions in (non-road) marine terminal environments. An initial demonstration was performed at the Port of Long Beach utilizing onroad engines. For this project, two yard hostlers, one with an on-road engine and the other with an offroad engine, equipped with hybrid drive systems were placed into service at the New York Container Terminal in Howland Hook, Staten Island. Vehicle performance, including fuel consumption and operator acceptance were evaluated compared to baseline diesel yard hostlers.

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