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PG&E Proceeds with Altec ‘Hybrids’

July 23, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Altec’s Battery Aerial Lifts for All New Trouble Truck Buys

“The hybrid is now our standard,” says Dave Meisel, senior transportation director at Pacific Gas & Electric. He was talking about the utility’s numerous trouble trucks, and by “hybrid” he means standard drive vehicles, primarily Ford F-550s, with battery-powered aerial lifts, electrified accessories like air conditioning, and ePTO – electric power takeoff.

EV Advocates Get Serious

January 15, 2012 in EVs, Fleet Order by rich  |  No Comments

ELC Calls for Large-Scale Fleet Demo Project, Could Be 1,500 Vehicles,
PG&E to Help Create ‘Comprehensive National Model for EV Deployment’

A coalition claiming “blue chip” membership is designing a large-scale electric vehicle demonstration project it says “will help create a comprehensive national model for EV deployment.” This year and next could see more than a thousand EVs, likely in Northern California.

Navistar, Pacific Gas and Electric, FedEx Express, A123 Systems, Hertz, Azure Dynamics, Coda Automotive, Ecotality, Automatiks, and GE Capital are members of the just-announced Electrification Leadership Council.

1,000 EVs? 1,500?

ELC, which according to Navistar eStar battery electric truck VP Mark Aubry has been working for more than a year, also includes large delivery service companies and vehicle manufacturers, and representatives of national, state and local agencies.

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