The Lightning Hybrids product applies a hydraulic drive system to the driveline of a vehicle to regenerate braking energy. Hydraulic pumps and a lightweight accumulator store braking energy and upon acceleration the pumps become motors that use the stored energy in the accumulator to provide torque to power the wheels. The fuel efficiency gains are achieved by regenerating the braking energy that is normally wasted to heat, and using this energy instead of (and in addition to, if needed) the internal combustion engine for acceleration.
Lightning Hybrids’ patent-pending hydraulic hybrid system includes two or three high-efficiency hydraulic pumps, a unique power transfer module, a lightweight accumulator system, a valve block and certified hoses, and a proprietary control system.
Lightning Hybrids Dashboard Monitor
Lightning Hybrid On-Road Demo
Acceleration and Braking Cycles
Hydraulic Hybrid Technology for Shuttle Buses and Work Trucks