Navistar International WorkStar Hybrid 4x4 is designed for medium-heavy on/off-road use.
Navistar has unveiled an International WorkStar Hybrid 4x4, which it says is the industry’s first four-wheel drive diesel-electric hybrid commercial truck. Designed for medium-heavy on/off-road use, the WorkStar uses Eaton Corp.’s electric-drive system to run booms, diggers and other equipment while reducing engine-on operations during building and repairs by public utility crews. Other construction-oriented applications are being explored. The WorkStar chassis is rated at up to 40,000 pounds GVW. It is standard with a MaxxForce DT diesel that works with an Eaton automated mechanical transmission, an electric motor, special batteries and electronic controls to store power for later use.
International Truck HX Series is a line of premium Class 8 trucks and tractors aimed squarely at construction and other vocational tasks.
Navistar’s MaxxForce 15 diesel is in production and initially available in its International PayStar 5900 series. It will go in highway models later this year.