Panel: Alternative Power

ALTERNATIVE FUELS

 

Freightliner Custom Chassis is a longtime and accomplished leader in the development of alternative fuel chassis, having offered both LPG and CNG chassis for more than a decade.

With a focus on reducing category emissions pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption, FCCC began developing alternative fuel vehicles in the mid-90s, when we started offering compressed natural gas (CNG) and LPG chassis to the commercial bus market. FCCC also introduced the CNG-fueled walk-in van chassis in 1996, as well as the first hybrid-electric chassis to the walk-in van industry in 2001. FCCC’s hybrid-electric commercial bus chassis, MB-HEV, and ecoFRED, the motorhome industry’s first hybrid-electric chassis, were both introduced in 2008. In 2009, FCCC launched its HHV hydraulic hybrid chassis, which captures and stores hydraulic energy to power the vehicle without the engine. FCCC unveiled its all-electric MT-EV walk-in van chassis in 2010.