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Hino Hybrid Quietly Makes Its Mark

May 2, 2016 in Hybrids by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

More than 1,000 in California, and a 9% COE Share Nationwide

Hino Trucks has enjoyed quiet success with its 195h COE – cab-over-engine – hybrid electric truck, placing upwards of 1,000 in California and more than 1,200 nationwide since sales commenced in 2013, says marketing and dealer operations VP Glenn Ellis. Hino has benefited from the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid Voucher Incentive Program, and has in fact accounted for 82% of HVIP vehicle expenditures, he says.

2,000th HVIP Voucher Awarded

September 1, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, milestones, money available, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino for a Hino Hybrid

The California Air Resources Board and Calstart last week celebrated the 2,000th award under HVIP, the agency’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher program – $23,000 to Redwood Products of Chino toward the purchase of a Hino 195h hybrid vehicle.

Officials and awardees celebrated the 2,000 HNIP voucher at Redwood Products of Chino last week.

Officials and awardees celebrated the 2,000 HVIP voucher at Redwood Products of Chino last week: Redwood Products co-owner Marcie Rodriguez, Barbara Riordan of CARB, and Rush Truck Center’s Hicidro Campa are presented with certificates by Chris Craig, a staffer with California Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (at podium left); CCAEJ/Center for Community Action and Environmental Justice founder and executive director Penny Newman speaks in photo at right.

Since its launch in 2010, CARB says, HVIP has provided more than $63 million to help California fleets statewide purchase more than 430 zero-emission trucks and buses and 1,800 hybrid trucks and buses. Funding for this program is primarily supported through California Climate Investments programs funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund using proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions.

“Thanks to California Climate Investments, which support clean transportation programs like HVIP, our communities are getting an infusion of resources that help businesses buy low-carbon vehicles, support economic growth and help clean the air – all which will pay dividends for generations to come,” CARB executive officer Richard Corey says in the agency’s release.

HVIP LogoA Third of a 195h

The $23,000 for Redwood Products covered close to one-third of the price of a low-carbon Hino 195h hybrid truck. Redwood Products provides mulch, wood chips and other products to nurseries and the landscape industry in five western states.

HVIP provides vouchers of up to $95,000 for California purchasers and lessees of zero-emission trucks and buses, and up to $30,000 for eligible hybrid trucks and buses on a first-come, first-served basis. HVIP also provides incentives of up to $110,000 for zero-emission trucks that provide benefits to disadvantaged communities.

New CARB Funding Plan Approved

In June, CARB notes, the agency board approved a $373 million funding plan that covers all investments in advanced technologies for fiscal year 2015-16, from zero-emission heavy-duty trucks to rebates for low- and zero-emission passenger vehicles. The bulk of the $373 million – $350 million – comes through California Climate Investments.

“These low-carbon transportation investments include $200 million for light-duty vehicles and $167.5 million for heavy-duty vehicle and freight-equipment projects, including vouchers to help support the purchase of hybrid and zero-emission trucks and buses,” CARB says.

California was the first state to get Hino's COE 195h cabover hybrid.

California was the first state to get Hino’s COE 195h cabover hybrid.

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Source: California Air Resources Board with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Hino Expands Its Telogis Telematics

June 6, 2014 in New Products, Technology, telematics by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Insight 2.0’ Package for Improved Vehicle Uptime, Cost of Ownership

Hino Trucks is stepping up its collaboration with Telogis, and beginning this summer will offer the next-generation Hino Insight 2.0 telematics package not only on its Hino 195h and 195h-DC hybrid electric models for 2015 – for which it’s standard – but as an option on its full conventional truck product lineup.

Hino Hybrids to the East Coast

July 9, 2013 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Deliveries in Washington-Baltimore Area, then in New York

Hino Trucks, which has placed some 300 of its new COE 195h (cabover engine) parallel hybrid electric trucks in California, is taking the vehicle to the East Coast.

Hino Offers Double-Cab Hybrid

March 8, 2013 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Variant Launched at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis

Hino Trucks took the occasion of this week’s 2013 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis to offer a double cab version of its Class 5 COE 195 cab-over-engine truck. The option is available on the 195h hybrid electric as the 195h-DC. The 2014 model year truck is arrive at Hino dealers in June.

Hino Rakes in the Praise, J.D. Power Style

February 5, 2013 in Companies, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Garners J.D. Power Awards, Again; Owners Like the Hybrid

Hino Trucks is talking up its customer satisfaction record, notably its fifth-in-a-row J.D. Power customer satisfaction award from J.D. Power for medium duty engines, and its third consecutive J.D. Power trophy for medium duty trucks.

Hino Hybrid Gets HVIP Nod

November 5, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Incentive Exceeds the Upcharge, Making ‘h’ Model Cheaper!

Hino Trucks has been approved for California HVIP funding that’s greater than the price premium for the Class 5 195h diesel electric hybrid cabover vehicle, making the hybrid model cheaper to buy than the straight diesel.

Hino Sets Hybrid Launch Plan

September 21, 2012 in Companies, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Management Crafts Plan for Both Short and Long Term

Hino Trucks, which last year saw the U.S. debut of its new cabover trucks including the hybrid electric 195h COE delayed behind a strong Japanese yen, has advised that the vehicles will be arriving at qualified Hino dealerships across the country this autumn. The 19,500 GVW trucks feature 210 horsepower and 440 foot-pounds of torque from Hino’s 5-liter J05E Series engine.

NTEA for New Trucks & Forecasts

July 25, 2012 in Conference/Meeting by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Updates from 11 Leading Chassis Manufacturers

The National Truck Equipment Association will hold its New Model Truck Product Conference September 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency in Dearborn, Mich.

Hino Hybrid for California in September

July 24, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Staged Rollout for Remaining Markets’ in 2013

Michigan’s Hino Trucks said Monday that its new COE 195h cabover diesel hybrid electric Class 5 truck will reach California dealers in September. “As more product becomes available in early 2013, a staged roll out for the remaining markets will be implemented,” the company said.

Hino Hybrid for Late Summer

May 20, 2012 in Biodiesel, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hino Trucks is now targeting late this summer for its new cabover hybrid electric, unveiled with great fanfare at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis last year, and subsequently shown at ACT Expo 2011.

Hino Honored for Biodiesel in 2012

February 10, 2012 in Biodiesel, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hino Trucks was honored at the National Biodiesel Conference in Florida last week, earning the National Biodiesel Board’s Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award for 2012.


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