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NY Department of Sanitation testing hybrid trucks

2 June 2009

During an event in New York Flushing Meadows Corona Park, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) received the first vehicles representing four new hybrid technologies, including three refuse collection trucks and one hybrid rack truck. The refuse collection vehicles, which will soon be picking up residential garbage in the city, and the rack truck, which is used for lot cleaning, snow operations and for hauling of heavy materials, are the first in the United States.

A number of vehicles featuring the four diesel-hybrid drivetrain technologies will be operated by the DSNY during a 9-12 month in-field evaluation program. The evaluation is sponsored in part by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).

The four hybrid technologies include:

The vehicles will also be shown nationally next month at the upcoming Waste Expo 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Source: DSNY | Mack | Rexroth | ISE | Kenworth