Northwest Hybrid Truck Consortium

Location: Western Washington

EPA awarded the grant to the Northwest Hybrid Truck Consortium as part of its National Clean Diesel Campaign to encourage and facilitate leading-edge voluntary diesel emissions reductions throughout the country. This grant will help facilitate the purchase of 10 of the newest, cleanest hybrid diesel-electric utility trucks on the market today. Consortium members are providing $1.5 million in matching funds for the project. The Consortium’s effort is one of the first of its kind in the country to apply the diesel-electric hybrid technology to utility fleet vehicles. It will not only provide immediate benefits in cleaner air, but will help manufactures improve the technology and begin to create new markets for the heavy-duty hybrid technology.

EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson EPA Regional Administrator Elin Miller Northwest Hybrid Truck Consortium grant recipients