Tons of Reasons to Celebrate Early Retirement
Friday, January 20, 2012
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CALSTART recently completed a program that replaced 51 older diesel trucks with new hybrid-electric delivery trucks in New York and New Jersey. The Hybrid Truck Emission Reduction project was funded through a competitive grant CALSTART won under the Environmental Protection Agency’s DERA program.
“Investing in alternative fuel vehicles and innovative fleet technologies are important components to achieving better energy efficiencies and reducing our impact on the planet, said Steven Saltzgiver, Group Director, Fleet Operations NA. “ The hybrid trucks will also allow us to better serve our customers by using a vehicle designed with our business needs in mind.”
United Parcel Service, Sysco Foods and Coca-Cola Enterprises took part in the Program, putting medium- and heavy-duty diesel trucks into early retirement. Over their lifetime, the new trucks will reduce:
• 149 tons of nitrogen oxides
• 3 tons of particulate matter
• 13 tons of hydrocarbons
• 94 tons of carbon monoxide
• 7,576 tons of carbon dioxide
• 682,500 gallons of diesel
Here’s to early retirement and saving tons!