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Hybrid Hydraulic Drives

Reducing Fuel Consumption with Hybrid Hydraulic Drives

Kinetics Drive Solutions’ hybrid hydraulic drives (HHDs) replace conventional vehicle transmissions with a power distribution unit that can recover up to 80% energy from braking, resulting in up to a 40% reduction in fuel consumption on a typical route, significantly reduced carbon emissions, less brake wear and greater ease of driving compared with other hybrid systems. 

The HHDs can be deployed in prime movers, refuse trucks, buses, and various utility vehicles. Existing vehicles can be retrofitted with our HHDs with no reduction in performance, overall reduction in powertrain service requirements, 3-4 times increase in mileage before brake changes and a three-year payback period.

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