PECO Awarded State Grant for Prototype Hybrid Bucket Truck.
According to PECO the funding will cover both the body of the vehicle as well as costs associated with the conversion of the engine and chassis to operate on electricity and gasoline. Following production, PECO will utilize the vehicle and provide feedback on its capabilities to the Department of Energy (DOE).
As part of a nationwide pilot program, PECO and sister utility ComEd in Chicago will be among the first utilities in the nation to test hybrid bucket trucks currently being manufactured in Illinois and Ohio. The trucks are expected to improve fuel economy up to 60 percent compared to diesel-only trucks and be delivered in the spring of 2006.
Contact: Cathy Engel, PECO, phone 215-841-4492, website http://www.peco.com.
(EIN STAFF: 10/27)
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|Publication:||Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Today|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Nov 1, 2005|
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