Technologies

Idle Reduction Technologies

Engine and Hydraulic Preheaters

Engine and hydraulic preheaters warm engine fluids to operating temperature to eliminate idling. The units can be installed in tandem with the hydraulic heater to heat hydraulic fluids at the same time. In addition there are options available for in-cab heating. The units provide up to 80% fuel savings compared to idling the engine and significantly reduce engine wear and tear and the need for costly engine rebuilds. These units cost $1,300 - $5,000 depending on a number of factors. Depending on funding availability, the RAQC will install this technology on local government and public works, school district, private, off-road and over-the-road fleet vehicles.

Auxiliary Power Unit (APU)

APU's provide air conditioning, heating and electrical power for over-the-road trucks to reduce the need for idling. The units provide up to 80% fuel savings compared to idling the engine and significantly reduce engine wear and tear and the need for costly engine rebuilds. APUs cost up to $10,000. Depending on funding availability, the RAQC will install this technology on over-the-road fleet vehicles.

Global Positioning System (GPS)

Installation of GPS tracking units allow fleet management to reduce idling time, fuel usage and streamline routing which can reduce congestion and wasted vehicle operating hours.

Emissions Control Technologies

Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC)

The DOC is a simple muffler replacement that reduces particulates by 20% - 40% and costs $1,000+ depending on vehicle horsepower. Depending on funding availability, the RAQC will install this technology on local government and public works, school district, private and off-road fleet vehicles.

Closed Crankcase Filtration Unit (CCF)

CCFs units close the crankcase through a closed loop system that re-circulates and filter crankcase emissions reducing in-cab emissions and costs $400+ depending on vehicle horsepower. Depending on funding availability, the RAQC will install this technology on local government and public works, school district, private and off-road fleet vehicles.

Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

The DPFs are muffler replacements that provide 90% emissions reductions. The units require periodic maintenance and the use of ULSD fuel. DMFs cost $9,000+ depending on vehicle horsepower. The technology can be installed on local government and public works, school district, and private fleet vehicles.

New Vehicles

Diesel/Hydraulic Vehicles (HLA)

The EPA has developed an innovative new hydraulic hybrid system to provide cost-effective, ultra-clean and efficient vehicles.  This new hybrid system provides “launch assist” by capturing most energy lost during braking and uses it to propel the vehicle after its next stop. 

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Electric Vehicles (EV)

Electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles are fueled by electricity that comes directly from the power grid. While running on electricity, these vehicles produce zero tailpipe emissions. Depending on funding availability, funding is focused on those entities not eligible for the state income tax credit.

Infrastructure

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE)

Electric vehicle charging stations provide electricity to plug-in hybrid electric and all electric vehicles. Depending on availability, the RAQC will assist public and private entities with funding for Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations.