Jay Sandler, Azure’s vice president of Sales said, “This commitment from a leading utility like Con Edison further demonstrates the versatility and broad application of our hybrid electric solution. The environmental benefits derived from the Balance Hybrid Electric vehicle provides a clear statement that Con Edison is taking a lead role in greenhouse gas reductions.”
And according to Kenneth
Jack Jr., general manager of Transportation at Con Edison and
The Azure Balance Hybrid Electric system specified by Con Edison has unique attributes like engine-off at idle and at below 20 miles per hour, while electronically supporting key ancillary functions like air conditioning, power steering and braking. The powertrain, with a Ford 5.4L engine, can improve fuel economy by up to 40 percent, while reducing carbon emission by up to 30 percent in city conditions. The powertrain also offers a significant reduction in maintenance costs including up to 75 percent reduction in brake maintenance versus conventionally equipped competitors.