Two new solar-powered systems offered by eNow in partnership with Hercules Mfg Co will help delivery fleets meet power demands for liftgates and monitoring equipment, and adhere to stringent no-idle laws.
The solar-powered systems, developed by eNow, will be available to all Hercules insulated and dry freight body customers. Each system is configured to support a vehicle’s battery’s charging profile resulting in optimum battery life.
SunCharge is a new solar-powered trickle charge system designed to keep vehicle batteries fully charged and conditioned while the vehicle is not running. Battery drainage can disrupt schedules, cause maintenance issues, and increase operating costs. The system is ideal for vehicles that sit idle for several days, or delivery vehicles that need to power temperature monitoring equipment.
SunLift is a solar-powered liftgate accessory battery charging system designed to reduce fuel consumption associated with idling, reduce alternator load, and increase battery life. The system is designed for trucks with a heavy liftgate duty cycle that never fully recharge batteries due to frequent delivery stops.
The announcement with Hercules builds on eNow’s marketing alliances in the transportation industry. Earlier in 2013, eNow announced strategic partnerships with Bergstrom Inc and Mitsubishi Fuso of North America.
eNow’s solar-based auxiliary power systems are specifically designed for the transportation industry, including medium- and heavy-duty trucks, commercial buses, school buses and military vehicles. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) also recently approved the use of eNow’s solar-powered auxiliary power system on heavy-duty diesel-fueled vehicles.
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For more information about Hercules, call 1-800-633-3031 or email [email protected]