Vision Motors to deliver 3 fuel cell trucks to Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

Under the terms of an agreement drawn up earlier this year, Vision Motor Corporation, designers and manufacturers of hydrogen fuel cell Class 8 heavy-duty commercial trucks, will deliver two of its H2-fueled big rigs and a single terminal tractor to the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles in early 2011.
All of the heavy-duty haulers are driven by electric motors, with battery packs that are recharged by the vehicles' on-board hydrogen fuel cells. The trucks will undergo 18 months of real-world testing under conditions that any diesel-fueled short-haul vehicle would typically encounter. Each of the two ports have agreed to dish out $212,500 from a Technology Advancement Program fund to buy the trucks. The H2-fueled big-rigs will be operated by Total Transportation Services Inc., a trucking firm that operates at both ports, while the lone yard tractor will be under the control of California Cartage Express.

[Source: Green Car Congress]

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