|International Truck and Engine Corporation is the first company to begin line production of hybrid commercial trucks. As diesel fuel prices continue their volatility and engine emissions requirements tighten, International presents the International DuraStar Hybrid, a diesel hybrid electric medium-duty truck that provides customers with improved fuel efficiency and reduced engine emissions.|
The International medium-duty Durastar truck or tractor feature the Eaton Hybrid Drive System.
The International DuraStar Hybrid has the proven capability to provide dramatic fuel savings - from 30 to 40 percent on standard in-city pickup and delivery applications. That fuel efficiency can increase to more than 60 percent in utility-type applications when the engine can be shut off but electric power still operates the vehicle. For example, diesel emissions are completely eliminated when the hybrid truck operates equipment (like overhead utility booms) solely on the truck's battery power, instead of allowing the engine to idle.