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Johnson Controls, XL Hybrids in lithium-ion battery deal

8/20/2012 10:10 PM EDT
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I_B_GREEN
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I_B_GREEN   8/24/2012 10:55:46 PM
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Some where along the way we lost 100 years

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I_B_GREEN   8/24/2012 10:55:18 PM
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UPS had a fleet of electric vehicles operating in 1902.

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justin ashton   8/22/2012 2:01:13 PM
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Hi Ruserious, most of the value actually comes from fuel savings. However, brake maintenance costs add up over the life of heavy use commercial vehicles and XL Hybrids' powertrain reduces brake costs by up to 50% which can be $1K or more in savings depending on conditions (road, drive cycle, weather, etc).

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elctrnx_lyf   8/22/2012 1:54:46 PM
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Probably we could hear more such deals between the companies working for hybrid vehicles development.

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ruserious   8/21/2012 11:32:30 PM
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Most of the $8000 payback over three years is in reduced brake maintenance? Those must be some expensive brakes!

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