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Cheaper Package Delivery is On The Way With a Cleveland Connection


Kevin Niedermier
Your overnight package could soon be arriving much more efficiently. A joint project between Cleveland-based Eaton Corporation, United Parcel Service and the E-P-A has generated prototype delivery truck that can run much of the time on fluid pressure.
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The UPS hydraulic hybrid
prototype at the EPA testing facility in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
The EPA's John Kargel in the back of the UPS prototype.
EPA engineer Kevin Newman
demonstrating the experimental UPS truck's 
hydraulic hybrid transmission
A pair of the tanks that store pressurized fluid to
propell the truck without the engine running.
John Kargel explaining another possible application of the hydraulic hybrid transmission.  Here, the system is installed in a pickup at the EPA's vehicle testing facility.
Another futuristic engine design being tested at the EPA's facility in 
Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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