Eaton lends support to California hybrid incentive program

Eaton Corp. has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project to assist California-based fleets wanting to purchase low-emissions fuel-efficient medium- and heavy-duty hybrid vehicles.

HVIP is a program to help speed the introduction of hybrid trucks with financial incentives ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 for eligible vehicles. Eaton said some 87 bus and truck chassis configurations from a variety of vehicle manufacturers are equipped with its hybrid systems and eligible for the incentives.

“The Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project off-sets about half of the incremental cost of eligible hybrid vehicles,” said Gerard Devito, engineering director, Eaton hybrid power systems. “The program strongly benefits the public and commercial truck industry by helping interested fleets save money while delivering more sustainable transportation.”

Devito said the program is simple for fleets and dealers to use because the incentives are pre-set for each qualified vehicle. For more information, go to www.californiahvip.com.