27 May Hyliion’s Hybrid CNG Solution Receives Positive Feedback Through NW Natural’s Truck Loan Program
- Three Oregon companies saw positive results when testing Hyliion’s natural gas-powered Hybrid solution under challenging conditions
- Hybrid-equipped truck powerfully and effectively carried heavy payloads with ample performance and power
- Loan program successfully showed potential for a significant reduction in carbon emissions when using a Hyliion Hybrid solution
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyliion Holdings Corp. (NYSE: HYLN) (“Hyliion”), a leader in electrified powertrain solutions for Class 8 semi-trucks, today announced positive initial results from a truck loan program launched in conjunction with Portland-based natural gas provider, NW Natural, which featured Hyliion’s Hybrid CNG solution.
As part of the program, Hyliion collaborated with NW Natural to equip a Freightliner Cascadia day cab with their Hybrid compressed natural gas (CNG) solution, a self-charging powertrain that boosts performance by adding up to 120 horsepower to a Class 8 semi-truck–enough power to allow the vehicle to perform more like a diesel truck.
The Hybrid CNG truck was loaned to three Oregon-area fleet operators—Baker Rock Resources, Tillamook County Creamery Association, and Calportland—over a three-week trial period. Each participant reported that the Hyliion Hybrid solution delivered more power, greater sustainability, and improved operating costs.
Thomas Healy, Founder and CEO of Hyliion, said, “Testing our technology in partnership with reputable fleet operators, and under real world conditions, is essential as we strive to meet the needs of our customers as they seek better performing and more sustainable transportation solutions. We were pleased to learn that all three fleet operators deemed Hyliion’s Hybrid truck a compelling solution for their fleets.”