Freightliner, U.S. Army participate in renewable energy initiative

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Freightliner Trucks announced its participation in the first Renewable Energy Rodeo and Symposium, held earlier this month in Fort Bliss, Texas.

Co-hosted by the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) and Fort Bliss, the Renewable Energy Rodeo is part of a larger initiative by the U.S. Army to reduce emissions and dependence upon fossil fuels. The Rodeo featured displays and demonstrations of the latest technologies and innovations in renewable energy.

“By participating in the Renewable Energy Rodeo, we are demonstrating our commitment to energy efficient technologies that support the Army’s energy goals,” said Rick Engel, director, Government Vehicle Sales for Daimler Trucks North America. “Freightliner Trucks is dedicated to shaping future transportation by developing hybrid products and technologies that are focused on providing greater fuel economy and lower emissions.”

Freightliner Trucks showcased two Business Class M2 106 hybrids – one featuring an EPA 2010 hybrid engine with a 24-inch box van body and 5kw auxiliary power generation capability and the other an EPA 2010 hybrid utility truck with a 55-inch Terex Hi-Ranger TCX-55 aerial device and steel utility line body.