Kenworth Gets Huge Hybrid Truck Order from Coca-Cola Enterprises

By dancurranjr On March 11th, 2009

coca-cola-hybrid-truckKenworth Truck Co. said it’s gotten its largest hybrid truck order in history from Coca-Cola Enterprises for 185 diesel-electric and hybrid trucks.

The Kirkland company, a division of Bellevue-based Paccar Inc., said Coca-Cola Enterprises ordered 150 T370 diesel-electric tractors and 35 T370 hybrid trucks. Kenworth officials didn’t disclose the value of the order but the fuel-efficient trucks are reported to cost around $100,000 each.

Last year, Coca-Cola Enterprises of Atlanta ordered 120 hybrid delivery trucks from Kenworth. Officials at the distribution company said those hybrid trucks resulted in a 30 percent improvement in both fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas emission reductions, compared with standard delivery trucks.

Coca-Cola Enterprises said it will deploy its Kenworth hybrid tractors to Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York, Portland, Ore., San Antonio, San Francisco, Seattle, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, D.C.

The company said it will deploy the Kenworth T370 hybrid trucks to Albuquerque, N.M.; Boston; Cincinnati; Columbus, Ohio; Jacksonville, Fla.; Knoxville, Ky.; Las Vegas; Missoula, Mont.; New Orleans; and Seattle.

SOURCE: Biz Journals

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