A recent piece in the New York Times details New York City’s pursuit of hybrid garbage trucks. The New York Sanitation Department (DSNY) is currently testing four different models provided by Mack and Crane Carrier. The city will take a year to decide which model it likes best, then purchase 300 trucks per year. According to the article, the large purchase could help lower the cost of heavy-duty hybrids.
The article predicts that 4,850 medium- and heavy-duty hybrid trucks will be on the road by next year, compared to 200 in 2006.
Is your firm or municipality considering the purchase of hybrid vehicles in the near future?