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    Coca-Cola Enterprises To Purchase Hybrid Trucks From Kenworth
    A    s part of its overall commitment to energy conservation
         and climate change, Coca Cola Enterprises (CCE) plans to
    deploy an incremental 185 hybrid electric trucks across the
                                                                           “The Kenworth hybrids are performing well, with a more than
                                                                         30 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and greenhouse
                                                                         gas emissions, compared to standard beverage delivery trucks,”
    United States and Canada in 2009, bringing its total number of       says Gary Kapusta, the company’s vice president of indirect
    hybrid electric delivery trucks to 327, the largest such fleet in    procurement.
    North America.
       The Atlanta-based soft drink maker is purchasing the trucks
    from Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, WA. This is Kenworth’s larg-
    est hybrid truck order ever. CCE has ordered 150 Kenworth T370
    diesel-electric tractors and 35 Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks, all
    of which will be on the road this year.
       The Kenworth T370 tractors (rated at 55,000 lb. GCW) are the
    largest hybrid delivery trucks on the road.
       CCE uses tractors as its standard bulk delivery truck for large
    deliveries and plans to deploy the Kenworth hybrid tractors to
    Atlanta; Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Los
    Angeles; Miami; Montreal; New Orleans; New York; Portland, OR;
    San Antonio; San Francisco; Seattle; Tampa; Toronto; Vancouver;
    and Washington.
       The Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks (rated at 33,000 lb. GVW)         THE ‘GREEN’ THING: CCE is rolling out 185 hybrid electric trucks
                                                                         across the country.
    will be deployed to Albuquerque; Boston; Cincinnati; Columbus,
    OH; Jacksonville, FL; Knoxville, TN; Las Vegas; Missoula, MO; New       Coca-Cola Enterprises’ Kenworth T370 hybrids are equipped
    Orleans; and Seattle, joining CCE’s fleet of 120 Kenworth 12-bay     with a PACCAR PX-6 engine, rated up to 280 hp and up to 660
    hybrid delivery trucks.                                              lb-ft of torque and the Eaton diesel-electric hybrid power system.
       “Coca-Cola Enterprises’ commitment to deploy fuel-saving          The hybrids also have an integral transmission-mounted motor/
    Kenworth hybrid tractors and trucks into the North American          generator and frame-mounted 340-volt, lithium-ion battery pack.
    market is an outstanding demonstration of corporate responsibil-        Advanced powertrain controls monitor driving conditions
    ity and sus
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