Caterpillar Introduces Hybrid Engine Concept

Caterpillar has unveiled a hybrid engine concept which captures surplus energy through a parallel hybrid system and reuses it when needed.

The Cat C18 hybrid engine concept helps optimise machine performance using technology to capture surplus energy through a parallel hybrid system which, when required, will re-introduce the energy back into the machine.

The concept provides opportunities to solve traditional challenges of fuel consumption, emissions levels and aftertreatment requirements in new ways that bring more value to manufacturers and end users.

A Caterpillar spokesman said hybrid systems offer many benefits including engine downsizing, reduced noise and emissions levels, enhanced machine performance, and many other efficiency gains through proper integration of the complete machine system including the engine, hybrid system, drivetrain and other components with the machine. 

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