Idle-free auxiliary power solution available through American Eagle
[HOLLAND, Mich. May 13, 2020] – As 23 states across the U.S. continue to strengthen enforcement of anti-idling regulations to improve urban air quality, Volta Power Systems has partnered with Stellar Industries to provide lithium-ion power systems that reduce idling from fleet utility and work trucks. The auxiliary system stores enough energy to provide all-day power to operate hydraulics, power tools, and multiphase worksite power without idling. Available as an accessory to replace a traditional hydraulic system on a work truck, Stellar Industries is offering the Hybrid Power System (HPS) through its American Eagle brand.
“As the need for hybrid technology continues to grow, we are excited to bring the HPS to our customers,” said Tim Worman, Product Manager at Stellar Industries. “The capabilities of the HPS will enable fleets to upfit their vehicles to meet sustainability targets, while providing the power needed to operate their hydraulic equipment. We’re proud to partner with Volta and offer their idle-free lithium-ion systems on our work trucks as our customers find this hydraulic system replacement option easy to use, quiet, and able to meet sustainability strategies.”
Idling is expensive. As of August 2019, 23 states have idling-reduction or restrictive emissions laws in place, with many continually increasing enforcement and levying fines. Accounting for reductions on fuel, maintenance and depreciation from idling, it’s estimated the hybridized system could save operators more than $14,800 per year over a traditional chassis-driven hydraulic system.
“Volta Power Systems is meeting a genuine need for innovation in the work truck industry for reduced emissions at a quarter of the cost of a full-EV solution,” said Jack Johnson, CEO at Volta Power Systems. “These systems are scalable and flexible, meeting the specific power needs of each vehicle, regardless of chassis. Whether on a new truck or retrofit, fleet managers can green an entire fleet with a standardized platform.”
Volta integrates into vehicles as a complete system including NMC energy storage (the same chemistry used for automotive electric vehicles), under-the-hood generation through a 51V alternator, and distribution to any DC or AC voltage necessary including two and three-phase service.
This collaboration with Stellar Industries further cements Volta Power Systems’ leadership in automotive-grade energy storage solutions for transportation and recreational vehicles. For more information on the American Eagle® HPS, visit www.americaneagleacc.com/hps/.
About Volta Power Systems
Founded in 2014, Volta Power Systems provides safe, powerful and simple lithium-ion energy storage solutions for small to midsize businesses. RV, marine and specialty vehicles. OEMs trust Volta to deliver leading-edge, automotive-grade power systems that enhance the lifestyle, freedom and comfort of their end users. For more information visit http://voltapowersystems.com/.
About Stellar Industries, Inc.
Stellar Industries, Inc. was founded in 1990 in Garner, Iowa. It is an employee owned and operated manufacturer of hydraulic truck mounted equipment. Products include hooklift hoists, cable hoists, container carriers, telescopic cranes, articulating cranes, and work truck accessories. Stellar also offers complete mechanic service truck and tire service truck packages. Stellar is a progressive company that focuses on its people, as they are the key to making the products and the company successful. For more information visit https://www.stellarindustries.com/.