Grant will let Arvin test electric-powered yard trucks
From The Bakersfield California website, March 13, 2015.
by John Cox
A $3 million state grant approved Wednesday will give Arvin and four other Central Valley communities the opportunity to test out heavy-duty yard trucks that run entirely on electricity.
The trucks, built by privately held Poway-based Transportation Power Inc., or TransPower, are meant for use in warehouses, ports and other commercial and industrial settings.
On Tuesday the company released the results of a University of California, Riverside study showing the vehicles cost 31 cents per mile to power, as compared with $1.12 per mile for an equivalent diesel yard tractor and 99 cents per mile for a hybrid tractor UCR recently tested.
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