BUYING 500 HYBRID TRUCKs * USA: by Duke Energy
* New York - Duke Energy looking to buy up to 500 hybrid trucks
--- Duke Energy has agreed to test a prototype large pickup for its vehicle fleet with an eye to buying as many as 500 of the still-experimental vehicle if it meets the company’s standards... FPL Group, Inc. and Duke Energy today announced a commitment to transition their company cars and trucks to plug-in hybrid or all-electric vehicles... The joint commitment represents more than 10,000 vehicles and potential revenues of at least $600 million for manufacturers who can produce viable plug-in electric vehicles. The conversion has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 125,000 metric tons over the next 10 years... Duke Energy and FPL Group will begin this transition in the coming years – with the goal that 100 percent of all new fleet vehicles will be plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) or plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) by 2020. In announcing their partnership, FPL Group and Duke Energy called for a wide variety of organizations to commit to greening their vehicle fleets, including corporations, governments, universities and other agencies...
(Photo: Chrysler Group LLC providing test large pickup hybrid) -- New York, NY, USA - NextEra Energy - September 24, 2009