4/28/2008

With gas and diesel fuel prices spiraling higher, companies are taking another look at hybrid trucks. Eaton Corporation, a major manufacturer of hybrid delivery trucks, is considering an innovative hybrid garbage truck that would capture the energy lost with each pickup stop and use it to propel the truck forward. But with production of hybrids low, prices are still too high for many. "We need to get production up to several thousand a year to get the nice breaks in price structure," said Kevin Beaty of Eaton.

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