CHICAGO, March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As Earth Day approaches, fleet managers throughout the country are facing the challenge of reducing emissions of their fleet vehicles while being mindful of limited budgets. Buying new hybrid vehicles might seem like the only way to ensure a fuel efficient fleet, however retrofitting offers a financially-sound and environmentally-friendly solution that improves fuel economy, extends vehicle life and reduces the long term impact on the environment.
"There is no simple solution when it comes to reducing emissions and improving fuel economy of transit and fleet vehicles. This is especially true today when there are limited resources available," said Sam Jones, president of Recaptured Energy Technologies. "Retrofitting is a sound 'green' strategy, offering a true net reduction by making existing vehicles more efficient and extending useful life. It is also a sound financial strategy because retrofitting reduces fuel consumption and postpones the purchase of new vehicles."
Recaptured Energy Technologies has developed a unique hydraulic braking and propulsion system that it is designed specifically to be retrofit to existing vehicles. The system captures wasted brake energy and converts it to an auxiliary source of energy to power the vehicle. The realized reduction in fuel consumption is an economic benefit, and the reduction in harmful emissions and added years of useful life through a renewable source of energy are "green" benefit as well.
"While retrofitting existing vehicles makes both economic and environmental sense, it offers another sensible solution by creating jobs immediately, as the evaluation and conversion process could begin right away," continued Jones. "Purchasing new hybrid vehicles is a costly endeavor that does not bring jobs to the area."
About Recaptured Energy Technologies
Headquartered in Chicago, Recaptured Energy Technologies (RET) is a leader in providing energy solutions for fleet, commercial and transit vehicles. RET helps government agencies, fleet managers and corporations improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and lower vehicle maintenance costs through energy optimization. For more information, call 312-214-7266 or visit www.recapenergy.com.
SOURCE Recaptured Energy Technologies