Kinetics Drive Solutions hydraulic-hybrid drives (HHDs) replace conventional vehicle transmissions with a power distribution unit that decouples the wheels from the engine for superior engine management. Our engineers designed the hydraulic-hybrid drive to address the need for more efficient use of traditional energy sources. By reducing carbon emissions, the solution provides a more environmentally sound vehicle.
Hydraulic accumulators store energy for high charge/discharge rates in cases where vehicles have high loads and frequent stop/start duty cycles. The hydraulic-hybrid line provides very high power density. Vehicles adopting this new technology have experienced up to a 50% reduction in fuel consumption on a typical route with ancillary benefits including significantly reduced carbon emissions, less brake wear and ease of driving compared with other hybrid systems.