Hino Trucks has approved its product line of class 4 and 5 cab overs as well as class 6 and 7 conventional trucks for use up to a 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20). The company says all of its 2011 and 2012 model year trucks powered with its 3-Series engines are approved to use up to B20 blends that meet ASTM D6751 and D975 standards. In addition, B20 is also approved to fuel Hino’s new diesel-electric hybrid cab anticipated to be released this fall.
“It is our strong commitment to design and assemble trucks that are at the forefront of environmental friendliness and that help to reduce our overall dependency on foreign oils,” said Glenn Ellis, Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Operations for Hino Trucks. “By offering the class 4 and 5 market a diesel-electric hybrid cab over that can use up to B20 biodiesel, our customers now have an option for a commercially acceptable alternative fuel truck.”
According to Hino, they are the only company that offers class 6 and 7 conventional trucks to meet the 2010 EPA emission requirements without the use of credits. Hino trucks built prior to model year 2011 are approved to use B5 blends.