"We expect heavy use for these Kenworth hybrids with each traveling up to 20,000 miles annually."
- June 24, 2009
This will save serious quantities of fuel. --Ed.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas- Citizens of Bexar County, which encompasses San Antonio and outlying areas, can breathe a little easier today thanks to the delivery of three new Kenworth T370 diesel-electric hybrid trucks.
During a special ceremony, the new Kenworth hybrid trucks were presented to Bexar County officials at the county's Southton Service Center. On hand to receive the keys were Precinct 4 County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, County Engineer Renee Green, P.E., and Street and Drainage Manager Tony Vasquez. Danny Ortega, general manager, and Rick Hendricks, medium duty sales manager of Kenworth of South Texas in San Antonio, presented the new Kenworth hybrids.
"Bexar County is excited to become the first county in Texas to run Kenworth hybrid trucks," Vasquez said. "In 2007, Bexar County adopted an energy policy with the primary goals to reduce and conserve energy and promote environmental responsibility throughout the county. The policy also promoted the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles to help reduce emissions. In addition, these Kenworth hybrid vehicles will help launch the County's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative to become carbon-neutral. The county already operates hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles, and now is the right time to move hybrid technology to our heavy truck fleet."
According to Vasquez, an article he read about Kenworth hybrid trucks from a few years ago stuck with him. "I actually clipped the article and saved it in my office. When fuel prices began to rise, the timing was right. With support from key county officials, we... [Read More]