Capstone Turbine Corporation Announces Hybrid Concept Truck Programs With U.S. Heavy Duty Truck Manufacturers Kenworth and PeterbiltMonday, October 17, 2011
Chatsworth, Calif. - October
17, 2011 - Capstone Turbine Corporation
(www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the
clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine
energy systems, today
announced that it is working with domestic
heavy duty truck
manufacturers Kenworth and Peterbilt to
demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8
microturbine range extended series hybrid
Capstone Turbine Corporation is a member of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA)
During the recent Hybrid Truck User's Forum in Baltimore Maryland, it was announced that both Kenworth and Peterbilt are working with Capstone to demonstrate Class 7 and Class 8 microturbine range extended series hybrid trucks using Capstone's CARB certified C65 microturbines. Both vehicles are concept trucks intended to quantify the performance, efficiency, and economic benefits of a microturbine-based series hybrid solution. The Kenworth truck is operational and is currently running on the company's test track in Washington state, and the Peterbilt truck is being assembled.
"We're excited to partner with two U.S. based heavy duty truck companies in Kenworth Truck Company and Peterbilt Motors Company on exploring ways to integrate fuel-efficient microturbine technology into medium and heavy duty trucks," said Darren Jamison, president and chief executive officer of Capstone Turbine Corporation. "We are committed to provide cost-effective business solutions for operators in the trucking industry while also helping to reduce emissions. These programs are an important first in a several step process to potentially developing a commercially available microturbine based hybrid product in the next several years," added Jamison.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation
is the world's leading producer of low-emission
microturbine systems and
was the first to market commercially viable
products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over
MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide.
systems have logged millions of documented
runtime operating hours.
Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S.
Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership,
which is committed to
improving the efficiency of the nation's energy
reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse
gases. A UL-Certified
ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified
company, Capstone is
headquartered in the Los Angeles area with
sales and/or service centers
in the New York Metro Area, Mexico City,
Nottingham, Shanghai and
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