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 Hino RU1J Diesel/Electric Hybrid Bus
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This is the first large diesel/electric hybrid bus in the world to use an inverter-controlled motor-generator to reduce pollution and fuel consumption. The system converts the energy of vehicle deceleration into electrical energy and stores it in batteries. During acceleration, the electric motor provides power to assist the engine, thereby reducing smoke and other emissions, as well as lowering fuel consumption by utilizing the energy regenerated from deceleration. The system is called the Hybrid Inverter-controlled Motor & Retarder, or HIMR. The system has been commercialized not only for city and highway buses, but also for delivery trucks and garbage trucks.
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Storage location:HINO MOTORS LIMITED HAMURA PLANT (3-1-1, Midorigaoka, Hamura-shi, Tokyo 205-8660)
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Year manufactured:1989
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Manufacturer:Hino Motors, Ltd.
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Classification:Mass-production vehicle
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Current status:In use: on public display
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Hino Blue Ribbon HIMR Bus
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Model name:RU1J
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Company name:Hino Motors, Ltd.
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Year manufactured:1989
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Vehicle type/usage:Bus
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Model / Weight
Passenger capacity:88
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Vehicle weight:9,840 kg (curb)
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Body / Size
Overall length:10680 mm
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Overall width:2490 mm
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Overall height:3085 mm
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Wheelbase:5200 mm
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Engine / Size / Power
Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder
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Displacement:7.961 cc
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Max. power/r.p.m.:240 ps/2500 rpm
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Supercharger:Turbo intercooler type
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Fetures:Three-phase alternating current induction motor
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Drive system:4×2
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:1998 Low Emission Vehicle Guidebook
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