Freightliner Trucks today announced that its Freightliner M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program (NYT-VIP).
In partnership with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, New York City Department of Transportation and CALSTART, NYT-VIP provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies. The goal of the program is to promote clean air and a sustainable future for New York’s transportation system by accelerating the integration of advanced vehicle technologies in the commercial truck and bus sectors.
“Freightliner M2 106 hybrid trucks are a smart solution featuring innovative technologies that maximize productivity while also benefitting the environment,” said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks. “Customers who take advantage of the New York Truck – Voucher Incentive Program will realize even more efficiencies that will help lower their overall Real Cost of Ownership.”
The Freightliner M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck features outstanding visibility and maneuverability, and can be easily configured for a wide variety of bodies for different applications, such as beverage, refuse, government, landscape, towing, utility vehicles and emergency.
Freightliner’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global “Shaping Future Transportation” initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative is focused on reducing criteria pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption through the utilization of clean, efficient drive systems including clean diesel and alternative fuels.