Groundbreaking new truck runs on hydrogen electricity
Experts on alternative energy solutions are constantly developing new ways for vehicles to operate in a more eco-friendly way. Recently, Vision Industries has introduced the first zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell truck in the world.
The new trucks do not release any pollutants and have no combustion. The electric engine is charged by battery.
The new vehicle will make a debut in the trucking fleet of Total Transportation Services Inc. (TTSI) in California. Trucks will be tested in Los Angeles and Long Beach.
If the trucks are a success, TTSI plans to purchase an additional 100 big rigs, with the opportunity for even more vehicles in the future if the deal proves to the lucrative.
Vic La Rosa, president of TTSI, says this new development may pave the way for big changes in the future for the trucking industry.
"Above and beyond the benefit of zero emissions, we at TTSI believe that hydrogen fuel is the only true way to break our dependence on imported fuel," La Rosa said. "Hydrogen is the most abundant resource on the planet."
By Andie Martin
Monday, July 25th, 2011
Experts on alternative energy solutions are constantly developing new ways for vehicles to operate in a more eco-friendly way.