Things Go Better In Hybrid
Coca-Cola Enterprises is purchasing 5 hybrid delivery trucks for use in New York City; By the end of next year, it will have 120 nationwide. Reportedly Pepsi is planning some deliveries based on the same vehicle design (heh heh).
... the shiny new red-and-white trucks will have 32 percent better fuel economy. And the hybrids' greenhouse-gas emissions will be 90 percent less than those from regular trucks, according to the manufacturer of the new vehicle.
Coca-Cola's transition to hybrid trucks is part of a push by urban delivery companies to cut their greenhouse-gas emissions. As with the hybrid cars, demand for the green trucks is so strong that companies such as Coca-Cola are willing to pay a 35 to 40 percent premium over the cost of a normal delivery truck. Both FedEx and UPS are also building hybrid fleets in urban areas. In return, the companies cut their fuel consumption.
Via::Christian Science Monitor, Image credit:CSM