Green Operations

Green Vehicle Showcase

July 2011, Green Fleet Magazine - Feature

by Staff

Six vehicles covering the gamut of fuel options can help fleets improve fuel efficiency, lower operating costs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

Hino COE Hybrid

Available with diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, the Hino COE can be upfitted to fit specific business needs and features an available crew cab option.
Available with diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, the Hino COE can be upfitted to fit specific business needs and features an available crew cab option.

The all-new Hino COE models were designed specifically for the North American market. Available with diesel or diesel-electric hybrid powertrains, the 14,500-lb. GVW Class 4 and 19,500-lb. GVW Class 5 COE trucks both feature 210 hp and 440 lb.-ft. of torque from Hino’s 5.0L J05E Series engine, utilizing Aisin’s A465, 6-speed automatic transmission.

Both models also feature a 33-inch wide, 56,900 psi frame with a center-mounted rear fuel tank.

In addition to a diesel-electric hybrid option, both models meet or exceed EPA 2010 emissions regulations by utilizing an optimized SCR system. No credits required.

A Hino diesel or Hybrid COE can be upfitted to fit specific business needs, whether it’s for food & beverage distribution, general freight, landscaping, construction, or utility. With an available crew cab option, the Hino COE makes sense for a wide range of applications. Local Hino Truck dealers can right-size trucks to precisely fit the needs of your company. The company’s goal is to “keep business in motion, and in your business, nothing is more important.”

Mercedes-Benz s350 (Diesel)

The new Mercedes-Benz S350 introduces a 50-state clean diesel engine, and standard features include 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and numerous safety features.
The new Mercedes-Benz S350 introduces a 50-state clean diesel engine, and standard features include 4MATIC all-wheel-drive and numerous safety features.

On the 75th anniversary of the introduction of the first mass-produced, diesel passenger car, the 260D, the 2012 S350 4MATIC sedan combines the refinement of the S-Class with the clean and quiet-running 3.0L V-6 turbocharged BlueTEC engine. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers an array of driver amenities and fuel-efficient technologies. The new S350 introduces a 50-state clean diesel engine that provides torque and acceleration comparable to a V-8, with fuel economy that surpasses that of most V-6 engines, according to the manufacturer.

BlueTEC technology controls emissions by driving exhaust gases through filters to the catalytic converter, where they mix with a new water-based additive, AdBlue. The process converts nitrogen oxides into harmless nitrogen and water.

Standard features in the S350 include 4MATIC all-wheel-drive, COMAND with 40 GB hard drive, GPS navigation with voice control, Bluetooth interface, media interface, and SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Also standard are 16-way power heated and active ventilated front seats with pneumatic lumbar support and memory, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lamps, Active Curve Illumination and Adaptive Highbeam Assist, and PRE-SAFE Predictive Occupant Protection system. Other Mercedes-Benz vehicles utilizing BlueTEC clean-diesel technology include the E350 Sedan and the ML350 4MATIC and GL350 4MATIC SUVs.

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