As the global economy takes steps toward recovery, truck manufacturers are looking to technologies that can mitigate the rising cost of diesel fuel. Trucks that utilize electricity to meet this goal come in four flavors: hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, pure battery electric, and plug-in electric power take-off to operate on-board equipment without using fuel.
Medium Duty Hybrid Truck
Peterbilt has announced that it has delivered its first medium duty hybrid truck to a lucky customer. VinLux Fine Wine Transport received the vehicle at a Hybrid Vehicle Ride and Drive event in Napa, California. The premium wine delivery service operates a fleet of 35 temperature-controlled delivery trucks and transports over 700 orders a day. Using today's prices to make the calculation, they expect a return on their hybrid truck investments in as little as two years. According to Bill Jackson,
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