Ruan is excited to announce we have ordered 10 Hyliion Hypertruck ERX Class 8 hybrid-electric trucks, backed by deposits to secure the production slots.
As a proponent of alternative fuels and a member of Hyliion’s Hypertruck Innovation Council, Ruan was an early adopter of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled trucks, logging millions of miles per year on natural gas power and reducing millions of pounds of carbon emissions. The order comes after a recent visit to Hyliion’s headquarters in Austin, TX, and a successful Hypertruck ERX Ride and Drive experience.
“Driving toward a cleaner future isn’t just an aspirational goal; it’s an integral part of our business and the way we serve our customers and support our communities. We see the potential the Hypertruck ERX has in further facilitating our carbon reduction goals and in supporting our efforts to lead the way as environmental stewards in the commercial trucking industry,” said Brad Gehring, Ruan’s Vice President of Fleet Services.
The Hypertruck ERX is an electric powertrain that is recharged by an onboard natural gas generator for Class 8 commercial trucks that aims to provide lower operating costs, emissions reductions, and superior performance, according to Hyliion. Utilizing the 700+ commercial natural gas vehicle filling stations across North America, it enables long range and quick refueling, and when fueled with renewable natural gas, can provide net-negative carbon emissions to commercial fleets.
“The Hypertruck ERX’s commercialization path is paved with input from Innovation Council members like Ruan, whose determination to run its fleet more effectively and efficiently through sustainable technologies is key to transforming the transportation industry. I’m pleased that Ruan will be adding Hypertruck ERX units to its fleet as they continue their steadfast commitment to electric and alternative fuel vehicles,” said Thomas Healy, Founder and CEO of Hyliion.