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Perkins Electric Hybrid Engine Conexpo 2020

Perkins Shows Hybrid Engines for First Time in U.S. at Conexpo

March 17, 2020
Perkins’ interactive booth at Conexpo featured five hands-on engine displays that highlighted the expansive 0.5 to 18-litre engine range currently offered, in addition to the North American debut of Perkins future hybrid concepts.

Perkins’ interactive booth at Conexpo featured five hands-on engine displays that highlighted the expansive 0.5 to 18-litre engine range currently offered, in addition to the North American debut of Perkins future hybrid concepts.

        Perkins has more than 85 years of engine expertise, remaining adaptive in an ever-changing world. The same is true today as it significantly invests in the possibilities and advantages of hybrid engine technologies. 

       At Conexpo/Con-Agg 2020, Perkins displayed three hybrid technology concepts as part of its continued focus on power system innovation for OEMs. Utilizing the Perkins Syncro 2.8 litre engine, each of the four hybrid technologies offers a unique set of benefits at 75 kW / 100 hp—all of which allow the deletion of the diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) system. As part of the display, Perkins debuted its brand-new second-generation hybrid-electric concept, which offers OEMs a zero-emissions, zero-noise, electric-only mode.

         “Perkins is focused on delivering more choice and increasing value to our customers,” said Tom Nankervis, electrification marketing manager. “The four hybrid concepts we’re showcasing are examples of future technologies that will take machine efficiency to the next level. With our range of hybrid engines, customers can choose to downsize their engine and use the hybrid power for peak-load, or they can reduce output from the diesel engine, choosing to lower fuel consumption up to 20 percent.”

         With more than10 years’ experience of developing electric-hybrid engine systems, Perkins continues innovating engine technologies, developing an affordable and economically sustainable life-cycle solution that minimizes the perceived risks of transitioning to an electric machine.

         For the latest information on Perkins technology offering visit www.perkins.com/hybrids