Field trials of 16,000-lb. GVW (7,260 kg) FedEx delivery vans powered by a downsized diesel engine and an Eaton Corp. battery electric hybrid powertrain system are under way. Maximum launch grade is increased 52%, maximum grade at 55 mph ( 89 km/h) is increased 28%, 0-60 mph (97 km/h) time is cut 16% and fuel use cut 45% (expected to be 50% when optimized) Kevin Beaty, Eaton's Hybrid Electric Powertrain business manager, says if the FedEx W700, which has 700 cu.-ft. (19,821 cu.-L) ...

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