Companies to display 23 green work trucks in Indianapolis

Work Truck Show 2014 to feature hybrids, CNG, electric trucks,

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February 15, 2014

Indianapolis, Ind. – Truck manufacturers will display 23 sustainable technology commercial vehicles next month at the Work Truck Show 2014, an annual event run by the NTEA, the Association for the Work Truck Industry.

Every vehicle is available for test-drives on city streets and in a new closed-access course. This year’s lineup includes trucks, shuttle buses and vans powered by the latest alternative fuel and hybrid systems.

The Work Truck Show 2014 runs March 5–7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Educational programming, including the Green Truck Summit, begins March 4.

“Instead of trying to find time throughout the year to research and test-drive new vehicles, Work Truck Show attendees can try out 23 of the latest cutting edge alternative fuel and hybrid systems at the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive,” says Bob Johnson, NTEA director of fleet relations.

Alternative fuel and fuel-saving systems represented at the show include bi-fuel, compressed natural gas (CNG), electric hybrid, high-efficiency diesel, hydraulic hybrid, plug-in electric, and propane autogas.

The vehicles included in the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive are:

  • Allison Transmission
    Shuttle bus with parallel electric hybrid transmission system
  • Altec Industries
    Aerial device with plug-in hybrid energy management system
  • AMP Trucks/Workhorse
    Electric walk-in van
  • Boulder Electric Vehicle
    Plug-in electric van
  • Crosspoint Kinetics
    Parallel electric hybrid shuttle bus
  • ECHO Automotive Inc.
    Plug-in electric hybrid van
  • Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation
    Ultra-clean high-efficiency diesel walk-in van
  • Freightliner Trucks
    Natural gas dump truck
  • Hino Trucks
    Two electric hybrid cab-over trucks
  • IMPCO Automotive
    Bi-fuel CNG sedan
  • International Truck
    Plug-in electric tractor
  • Isuzu Commercial Truck of America Inc.
    CNG N-Series truck
  • Kenworth Truck Co.
    CNG roll-off straight truck
  • Lightning Hybrids
    Hydraulic hybrid shuttle bus
  • Odyne Systems LLC
    Plug-in parallel electric hybrid truck
  • Peterbilt Motors Company
    CNG day cab tractor
  • Ram Commercial
    CNG pickup
  • ROUSH CleanTech
    Liquid propane autogas pickup
  • Vanair Manufacturing Inc.
    Vehicle with diesel idle management system
  • VIA Motors Inc.
    Electric pickup
  • XL Hybrids
    Hybrid electric cargo van
  • Zenith Motors
    Electric cargo van

Participants can drive the traditional course that follows city streets around the Convention Center, or they can take the vehicles into a reserved section of the Indianapolis Zoo parking lot nearby. The new section also allows individuals without a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to test drive trucks requiring one.

To register for The Work Truck Show 2014, visit www.ntea.com or call 1-800-441-6832.

Source: NTEA