We are very excited to have these two new hybrid-electric bucket trucks join our fleet! These new vehicles will help us operate more efficiently and reduce our impact on the environment. The engines run on diesel, but once we get to the job site, we can turn off the engines and run all the aerial equipment, hydraulic tools and exportable power from the Altec Inc. JEMS integrated plug-in hybrid system. The energy storage is recharged either by plugging in the trucks at night or by the truck's internal diesel engine.
These trucks will reduce fuel consumption, lower maintenance costs, decrease the carbon footprint of our fleet, lessen idle times and noise pollution at job sites, and provide a safer and healthier work environment.