EPA GRANTS AVAILABLE OF UP TO 25 PERCENT FOR PETERBILT’S COMPLETE HYBRID LINEUP
Peterbilt issued the following news release for vehicles that will utilize Eaton’s hybrid power system
DENTON, Texas (March 5, 2009) – Peterbilt today announced that their complete line of hybrid products are eligible for United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants of up to 25 percent of the total quoted vehicle cost. Applications for funding must be received by the EPA prior to April 1, 2009.
Eaton Corporation, hybrid system developer, has collaborated with the Environmental Defense Fund to complete and submit applications on behalf of Peterbilt and its customers to receive the available Diesel Emission Reduction Act grant discounts. Peterbilt hybrid customers must complete a non-binding letter of intent to purchase and customer application form prior to April 1, 2009 to become eligible for the grant. Additional federal tax credits of up to $12,000 and state and municipal funding may also be available to offset the hybrid equipment costs further.
The grant is available for regional, state and local governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, municipalities, and public and private companies that operate on behalf of these entities.
Peterbilt Hybrid vehicles eligible for the discount include the Model 330 Hybrid Electric, Model 335 Hybrid Electric and Model 320 Hydraulic Launch Assist.
Peterbilt Hybrid Vehicles Eligible for Discount
Model 330 Hybrid
Peterbilt’s Model 330 Hybrid Electric meets the needs of a wide variety of medium duty applications, and is ideal for lease, rental and all van body applications. The Model 330 Hybrid is simple and cost-efficient to operate and is designed for serviceability, providing a virtually trouble-free lifespan. The Model 330 Hybrid is available with a 26,000-pound GVW rating, and can also be configured for non-CDL operation with hydraulic brakes for a greater range of driver options. At the heart of this versatile Class 6 vehicle is a lightweight, all-aluminum cab and an ergonomic interior designed for comfort and productivity. The integration of the Eaton Hybrid Drive System and the 260-horsepower PACCAR PX-6 engine delivers up to 860 ft-lbs of torque.
Model 335 Hybrid
Peterbilt’s medium duty Model 335 Hybrid Electric features distinctive styling, enhanced performance and serviceability, and the efficiency of the hybrid system. Available in a Class 7 truck or tractor configuration, the versatile Model 335 Hybrid is a strong performer in a wide array of applications including inter- and inner-city pickup and delivery, fire and rescue, beverage, municipal and refuse.
MODEL 320 HLA
Peterbilt’s low-cab-forward Model 320 Hydraulic Hybrid, for vocational stop-and-go applications such as refuse collection, utilizes HLA technology developed by Eaton Corporation exclusively for PACCAR. The system captures the trucks kinetic energy during braking to assist in launching and accelerating the vehicle. Testing has proven a significant improvement in fuel economy, and indicated the potential to reduce annual brake re-alignment services by 50 percent annually.
For more information contact your local Peterbilt dealer or visit www.Peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt Motors Company, a PACCAR Inc Company (Nasdaq: PCAR), manufactures premium quality trucks for a wide range of markets, including over-the-road, construction, municipal and medium-duty. Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt combines classic styling, innovative design and superior-quality features in a custom-engineered truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 240-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of TruckCare® aftermarket support programs, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.
David Giroux, Peterbilt Communications Director, (940) 591-4016
Gary Klasen, Eaton External Communications (216) 523-473