Hino Trucks Showcases its B20-Approved Diesel-Electric Hybrid Trucks at HTUF

The National Biodiesel Board partnered with Hino Trucks to showcase Hino’s new line of biodiesel-capable trucks at the Hybrid, Electric, at the recent High Efficiency Truck Users Forum Conference in Baltimore. The 2012 Hino 195h diesel-electric hybrid cab over truck displayed at the HTUF Expo showed off its capabilities running on a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) and hybrid electric power during the HTUF Ride-and-Drive event on October 13th.  The Hino 195h joined a parade of more than 30 high efficiency trucks for a display of technical competence at the 11th annual HTUF Ride-and-Drive at the Westport Parking Lot in Baltimore.

Hino Trucks, a Toyota Group Company, announced its full approval for use of B20 biodiesel blends in its new hybrid-electric truck as well as its complete product line of class 4 and 5 cab over, and class 6 and 7 conventional trucks in July 2011.  Hino Trucks is the world’s third largest manufacturer of light and medium duty trucks, and now the fastest growing truck manufacturer in the U.S.  Hino’s B20 approval statement joins those of competitors Isuzu Commercial Trucks, Ford Motor Company, International / Navistar, Cummins engines and others.  B20 biodiesel blends are now approved by more than 95 percent of the medium duty truck market in the U.S., and by more than 60 percent of the U.S. diesel vehicle and equipment manufacturers as a whole. 

All Hino 2011 and 2012 model year cab over and conventional trucks powered exclusively with Hino’s proprietary J-Series engines are approved to use B20 blends that contain biodiesel blend stock (B100) compliant to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D6751, blended with diesel fuel compliant to ASTM D975.  Hino trucks built prior to the 2011 model year are approved to use B5 (5 percent) biodiesel.

All biodiesel fuels used in Hino trucks must be purchased from a fuel handler licensed under BQ-9000, the biodiesel industry’s comprehensive fuel quality management program.  The high quality B20 biodiesel blend powering Hino’s truck during the HTUF Ride-and-Drive is being supplied by BQ-9000 Certified Marketer Amerigreen and their local distributor Taylor Oil. ‘GeoFarm” Draws 120+Attendees

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