Demonstration of Medium-Duty Gasoline Hybrids
The purpose of this project was to demonstrate and evaluate a medium-duty gasoline hybridelectric vehicle (GHEV) in a parcel delivery truck application and compare it to baseline diesel vehicles in fuel use and emissions. Another objective includes PHEV modeling and evaluation of business case and technology pathway from hybrid-electric to PHEV vehicles. CALSTART worked with partners FedEx Express, Azure Dynamics, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to evaluate the gasoline hybrid-electric vehicle in use in the FedEx Express fleet. Engine, Fuel & Emissions Engineering lab (EFEE) conducted the on-road emissions testing.