Going green…or at least chartreuse

Sauer, Bruce
April 2010
Trailer / Body Builders;Apr2010, Vol. 51 Issue 6, p8
Trade Publication
The author talks about the emergence of hybrid vehicles and its acceptance by the U.S. public as of 2010. He cites the role of government incentives and increase in oil prices in the popularity of hybrid vehicles. He says that hydraulic hybrid systems are a good alternative to diesel-electric power. He also mentions the 2010 Work Truck Show which display green truck bodies and equipment.


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