Peterbilt medium-duty hybrid models qualify for tax incentives

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Peterbilt Motors Co. announced Feb. 15 that its medium-duty hybrid vehicles purchased in the United States are eligible to receive a tax credit of up to $12,000 from the federal government. The Department of Treasury’s heavy manufacturing and transportation group certified the Peterbilt Model 335 Class 7 and Model 330 Class 6 Hybrid Electric vehicles as eligible for these credits.

The maximum $12,000 credit for Class 7 hybrids is available for the Model 335 Hybrid Electric in both utility-boom and pickup-and-delivery applications when equipped with a Paccar PX-6 engine and an Eaton hybrid system. A $6,000 credit, the maximum for Class 6 hybrids, is available for the Model 330 Class 6 Hybrid Electric in utility-boom and pickup-and-delivery applications when equipped with a Paccar PX-6 engine and an Eaton hybrid system.

“Peterbilt’s product breadth in hybrid vehicles is pacing the industry with research and development in four applications for Class 6 through Class 8 trucking segments,” says Larry Reding, assistant general manager of sales and marketing for Denton, Texas-based Peterbilt. “The federal tax credit, combined with the over 30 percent fuel efficiency gains, makes these products very attractive for our environmentally conscious customers.”