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Ford F-750 Plug-In Hybrid
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DUECO inc. is delivering 22 F-750 chassis cabs outfitted as Terex® T55 bucket trucks to PECO, an electric and natural gas utility based in Philadelphia. The 22 bucket trucks feature an Odyne plug-in hybrid system.

Power System
The Odyne hybrid power system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology. The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, and depending on duty cycle, enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50 percent compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.

Odyne continues to develop plug-in hybrid systems on medium- or heavy-duty trucks to offer greater fuel efficiency both while driving and at the work site.

Advanced Grid Capabilities
The 22 trucks are part of a 300 vehicle, $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and South Coast Air Quality Management District of California (SCAQMD) award. The trucks feature advanced grid capabilities to charge the hybrid batteries at the most opportune time, reducing charging costs and excess demand on the utility grid.

“We are proud to be the first utility in the United States to deploy this type of vehicle through the combined Department of Energy and Electric Power Research Institute initiative,” said PECO President and CEO, Craig Adams. “In addition to our core mission of providing safe and reliable service to our customers, PECO shares a strong commitment to protecting and preserving the environment, and operating a sustainable fleet is a key component of our efforts.”
 

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Oh, wonderful. They only take 5 months to respond to a service request but they're super fancy now. Next month's rates will go up :'(
 
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