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Vision Industries Sells 100 Tyrano Hydrogen Trucks

Tyrano TruckI’ve been talking about the Tyrano Class 8 Truck from Vision Industries since 2009. Now Vision Industries has some great news to share regarding a company called Total Transportation Services, Inc. (TTS-I) of Rancho Dominquez, California that has finalized its purchase order for 100 Tyrano trucks.

The Tyrano is a plug-in hybrid hydrogen fuel cell big rig truck that has twice the torque of a diesel truck and will be used around the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, California.

According to Vic La Rosa, President of TTS-I, “This Purchase Order demonstrates that the trucking industry has embraced the zero-emission platform. It will give regulatory agencies comfort in finally pushing the zero-emission technologies that are needed.”

It took Vision Industries and TTS-I about a year from letter of intent to finalizing the purchase order for the 100 zero emission trucks. The final deal also includes an option for TTS-I to purchase 300 additional Tyrano trucks bringing the total contract to around $108 million.

In an economy where jobs are tough to come by this will introduce dozens if not more green jobs into the marketplace and will help clean up the smoggy shipping ports along the coastline of California. This is a win-win for everyone involved.

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    $108 million divided by 400 = $270,000 each.

    Is that before or after gov’t incentives?

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    I guess I should have read this:

    “The clean truck programs pay up to 80-percent of the costs of new trucks that are replacing older trucks. Net purchase cost of the Tyrano is approximately $10,000 to $30,000 after port program and California and Federal tax credits.”

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    Not sure if anyone has seen this article, but Vision Industries filed for bankruptcy late September 2014. I really like this idea and I hope that this doesn’t mean the end of this company.

  4. Hydro Kevin

    Yep, I hope Vision Industries makes it into profitability as they have a worthwhile way to reduce pollution at the ports.

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