Progressive Concept Heavy-Duty Hybrid Truck Powered by Remy Motor

Aug 27, 2012, 16:11 ET from Remy International, Inc.

PENDLETON, Ind., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Remy International, Inc. (OTC-PINK: RMYI), a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of starters, alternators, and electric traction and hybrid motors, announced today the completion of a project with Benteler Engineering to develop a progressive concept heavy-duty hybrid truck for MAN.  The vehicle, called the Metropolis, will use Remy's HVH410 electric traction motor and generator, a customizable assembly that is proven to have the highest efficiency and most power density available.

MAN, one of Europe's leaders in transport-related engineering, enlisted Benteler as the system integrator for the Metropolis, which will be presented at the IAA 2012 Commercial Vehicles Motor Show, September 20 - 27, in Hannover, Germany.  The Metropolis is capable of performing heavy-duty transport tasks, such as refuse collection, without emissions and almost completely without noise.  A lithium-ion battery drives the HVH410 electric motor, with additional power and range extension supplied by an efficient diesel engine and HVH410 generator.

"Our HVH410 motors are the perfect fit in this application," said Kevin Quinn, Remy Electric Motors VP/General Manager.  "The motors deliver tremendous power and torque, which is what you need in heavy-duty trucks.  It is also quiet, which is especially important in urban environments.  Partnering with Benteler Engineering is a great opportunity for us to show how Remy electric motors can help meet the growing worldwide demand for sustainable urban vehicles."  

John Weber, President and CEO of Remy International, said, "It's great to see that Benteler, MAN, and many other hybrid developers and manufacturers are choosing our electric motors.  They want the best, and they turn to Remy.  That is a powerful endorsement of our products and our commitment to the global hybrid market."

About the MAN Group
The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of commercial vehicles, engines and mechanical engineering equipment, supplying trucks, buses, diesel engines and turbo machinery as well as turnkey power plants. Munich-based MAN SE is one of the 30 leading companies in Germany's DAX equity index.  The MAN Group's strategy aims to create sustainable value in Commercial Vehicles and Power Engineering, its fast-growing business areas.

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About Remy International, Inc.
Remy International traces its origins to 1896, when the Remy Brothers founded a wiring business in Anderson, Ind. Today, Remy International, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer and remanufacturer of alternators, starter motors, and electric traction motors, headquartered in nearby Pendleton. With global operations across four continents and 10 countries, Remy International markets products under the Remy® and Delco Remy® trademarks. Known for innovation, efficiency, quality, and best-in-class customer service and support, Remy International's products are integrated by leading industrial, specialty, automotive, and heavy-duty OEMs and aftermarket providers worldwide.
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