EPA's First Vehicle Hits the Road: A Garbage Truck!

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EPA's First Vehicle Hits the Road: A Garbage Truck!

August 22, 2006

EPA-Influenced Vehicles Get Set to Hit Road

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Environmental Protection Agency is about to see its first product hit the streets: a hybrid garbage truck with a diesel-burning engine and a hydraulic pump.

Peterbilt will market the garbage trucks.

Following the garbage truck may be a parade of more-efficient vehicles, starting with delivery trucks used by UPS.

The Chinese government has been in touch with the EPA about using the technology to power a fleet of hydraulic-hybrid buses for the 2008 Olympics.

Source: Wall Street Journal, By JOHN J. FIALKA, August 22, 2006; Page A4