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Eaton Supporting California Incentive Program for Hybrids

September 24, 2012

Eaton Corporation has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emission, fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles. 

The HVIP is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles. Some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with Eaton hybrid systems and eligible for the incentives.

“The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project off-sets about half of the incremental cost of eligible hybrid vehicles,” said Gerard Devito, engineering director, Eaton hybrid power systems. “The program strongly benefits the public and commercial truck industry by helping interested fleets save money while delivering more sustainable transportation.”

Devito noted that the incentives are pre-set for each qualified vehicle. 

Eaton hybrid power systems have collectively accumulated more than 300 million miles of service, reducing fuel consumption by more than eight million gallons of diesel fuel and C02 emissions by more than 80,000 metric tons. More than 6,000 of Eaton’s hybrid systems are in use today on city buses, school buses, package delivery trucks, beverage delivery trucks, refrigerated delivery trucks, refuse and recycling trucks, utility vehicles and other commercial applications.

The Roadranger network supports Eaton Corporation and other partners, and includes more than 200 drivetrain professionals providing specification assistance, training, service, parts and warranty expertise throughout North America.

For more information, visit www.eaton.com/roadranger, where the latest product information is available, as well as service, parts and training assistance, 24 hours a day. Experts are available in the Roadranger Call Center by dialing 1-800-826-HELP (4357) in the U.S. and Canada. In Mexico, dial 01-800-826-4357.

Additional information on HVIP is available at www.californiahvip.com.

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