President Obama Previews First Plug-In Hybrid Electric Utility Truck System Developed By Eaton And EPRI For Southern California Edison
Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Under the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) related Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), funding is available through ARRA for up to 25 percent of the cost of a new hybrid truck.
The plug-in hybrid truck, which is estimated to deliver fuel economy improvements of up to 70 percent compared to a conventionally powered truck, with corresponding reductions in harmful emissions, was developed for Southern California Edison. Eaton is in the early test phase of the plug-in system and is considering it as a potential future offering.
ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, announces that it has been awarded an important contract in Langdon near Calgary by AltaLink, L.P., Alberta's largest electrical transmission provider.