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Freightliner showcases hybrids at renewable energy event

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Freightliner Trucks showcased a pair of hybrids at the first Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symp...


PORTLAND, Ore. — Freightliner Trucks showcased a pair of hybrids at the first Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium, held in early June in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Co-hosted by the US Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Fort Bliss, the Renewable Energy Rodeo is part of a larger initiative by the US Army to reduce emissions and dependence upon fossil fuels. The Rodeo featured displays and demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations in renewable energy.

Freightliner Trucks showcased two Business Class M2 106 hybrids – one featuring an EPA 2010 hybrid engine with a 24-inch box van body and 5kw auxiliary power generation capability and the other an EPA 2010 hybrid utility truck with a 55-inch Terex Hi-Ranger TCX-55 aerial device and steel utility line body.

“By participating in the Renewable Energy Rodeo, we are demonstrating our commitment to energy efficient technologies that support the Army’s energy goals,” said Rick Engel, director of government vehicle sales for Daimler Trucks North America. “Freightliner Trucks is dedicated to shaping future transportation by developing hybrid products and technologies that are focused on providing greater fuel economy and lower emissions.”


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