300 Series Hybrid
Cleaner, More Efficient Transport
World Leader in Commercial Vehicle Hybrid Technology
Hino Motors has sold more than 15,000 Hybrid commercial vehicles worldwide. The new generation Hino 300 Series Hybrid features the world’s first Hybrid diesel engine designed exclusively for a commercial vehicle, delivering cleaner, more efficient transport solutions.
Since its local launch in 2007, the Hino Hybrid range of trucks has been the clear market leader in Hybrid commercial vehicle sales in Australia.
Benefits of a Hybrid Truck
Lower exhaust emissions mean cleaner air. By employing a diesel electric Hybrid system, using an auxiliary electric motor that is emission-free, the Hino Hybrid drive system significantly reduces exhaust tailpipe emissions when compared to a conventional diesel-engined truck.
Compared to a conventional truck the Hino Hybrid emits significantly reduced emissions of:
- Carbon monoxide
- Carbon dioxide
- Particulate matter
- Nitrogen oxide
The Hino Hybrid has the additional benefits of:
- Reduced running costs through greatly improved fuel economy and savings on clutch replacement
- Being easy to service
- Diesel-electric Hybrid power
- ProShift 5 Automated Manual Transmission
- Idle stop
- Regenerative braking
- ABS braking
- Vehicle Stability Control
- Easy Start / take-off assist
- Dual SRS airbags
- Standard, wide and crew cab models
- 4 wheel disc brakes
- Multimedia system with digital radio and optional rear vision cameras
- Diesel particulate active reduction system
- Low emission vehicle
300 Series Hybrid specification sheets (will open in new window)
Hino has further improved the design of its Diesel Electric hybrid system to maximise efficiency, reduce fuel consumption and provide owners with a low-maintenance and trouble-free driveline. The components that support the hybrid system have been redesigned to reduce weight and take up less space and deliver greater performance. With the redesigned Hybrid system Hino has implemented the use of its own ProShift 5 automated manual transmission, and relocated the truck’s clutch, placing it between the diesel engine and electric motor. The relocation of the clutch means the truck (under certain circumstances) can now use the electric motor alone to start off from standstill. In addition, in certain driving circumstances where the accelerator pedal is released, the clutch may be decoupled to maximise the collection of the kinetic energy recovered by the electric generator. As a result energy efficiency is increased and fuel consumption is greatly reduced.
All Hino hybrid 300 series trucks use a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery for their hybrid driveline systems. The majority of hybrid vehicles in the world today use NiMH batteries, and worldwide the same Toyota Group battery technology has been used in over 3 million Hybrid vehicles. Hino’s nickel-metal hydride battery has the advantages of: Proven reliability, safety and durability, even in high current applications, resilience to overcharging, low cost, long life and maintenance free operation. The hybrid battery is covered by a Hino factory warranty for 5 years or 160,000km.
The Hino Hybrid 300 Series has no clutch pedal. The ProShift 5 automated manual transmission employs an electronic control unit to control the changing of gears and operation of the clutch. When driven in the Drive (D) mode, the vehicle can be driven like a conventional automatic-transmission truck (easy two-pedal operation). In this mode gear changes are executed in accordance with driving conditions and hybrid system mode settings. The operation of the hybrid drivetrain is optimised in this mode, contributing to significant fuel consumption savings. Drivers may also select S (Sequential) mode, should they wish to select gears manually to suit their driving style, or to hold gears in circumstances such as long steep descents (requires low gear selection). Hino’s ProShift AMT has been designed so that it is easy to drive, requires low maintenance, and provides long service life.