25 Jul '13, 7pm

PG&E Shows Off Plug-in Work Truck That Could Power a Neighborhood

PG&E Shows Off Plug-in Work Truck That Could Power a Neighborhood

Via Motors VTRUX in San Francisco On Tuesday, PG&E co-sponsored a meeting of the Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative in San Francisco. The event gave PG&E, Northern California's electric utility, a chance to show off their work on developing electric and hybrid vehicles that can play mission-critical roles at electrical utilities. The gathering included a Via Motors VTRUX, Chevy Volt , Ford C-MAX Energi, Mitsubishi i-MiEV , Smith EV electric truck, and two "hybrid" bucket trucks. All are designed for specific roles at PG&E, a utility with one of the country's largest fleets of alternatively fueled trucks. The purpose of a utility-owned plug-in hybrid truck includes the ability to carry a crew, supplies and tools to a job-site—mostly using electric power rather than gasoline—and then for the truck itself to act as a generator to power the crew's tools. After Hurricane Sa...

Full article: http://www.plugincars.com/pge-plan-plug-hybrid-work-truck...

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