AZD has developed the Balance Hybrid Electric drive system for Ford's E450
Cutaway and Strip Chassis trucks. The Balance™ hybrid electric drive system
manages the conventional 5.4 litre Triton gasoline engine and the 5-speed
automatic TorqShift transmission to produce a cleaner, more fuel efficient
vehicle for your business needs. The hybrid features electric-launch assist,
engine-off at idle and regenerative braking which combine to improve fuel
economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The parallel hybrid electric Ford E450 offers you a clean alternative for your
fleet needs today. Depending on your duty cycle you can experience up to 40
percent fuel economy improvement, up to 30 percent reduction in greenhouse gas
emissions, and up to 30 percent lower maintenance costs.
The parallel hybrid electric Ford E450 can make a difference to your bottom line
and your carbon footprint. Some specifications for you to consider:
E450 Stripped & Cutaway Chassis available starting in model year 2008
GVWR up to 14,500 lbs
5.4L Gas engine with Torqshift automatic transmission
158 or 176 inch wheelbase
Minimum body width requirement of 86 inches
In addition, a parallel hybrid electric Ford E350 Stripped & Cutaway Chassis will be available in fall of 2008.