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;Â PageÂ A4