PORT OF LOS ANGELES WILL PURCHASE AND TEST A ZERO-EMISSION, ELECTRIC-HYDROGEN CLASS 8 TRUCK FROM VISION INDUSTRIES
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — April 5, 2010 — The Port of Los Angeles has awarded Vision Industries Corp. (OTCBB: VIIC), producers of the zero emission electric/hydrogen hybrid Tyrano™ truck, a purchase order for a zero emission Class 8 hybrid electric truck. The cost to purchase the zero emission truck will not exceed $280,000 including sales tax. This big-rig would be one of only a handful of zero emission Class 8 hybrid trucks operating in the world.
Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles stated, “Zero emissions technology is no longer a futuristic concept, and this remarkable truck presents us with another opportunity to test and advance the use of tomorrow’s technologies in today’s diesel-dominant port trucking environment.”
John Holmes, Deputy Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles added, “This truck will be used for moving the City of Los Angeles Harbor Department’s TransPORTer exhibit. As announced on Jan. 14, 2010, we continue to negotiate with Vision for the purchase and evaluation of Vision’s hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric trucks. The heavy-duty big-rigs will be tested to evaluate their suitability for short and medium distance cargo-hauling (or “drayage”) operations, and other similar applications.”
Martin Schuermann, President & CEO of Vision stated, “We believe that our zero emission trucks can become a large factor in enabling the Port to achieve its carbon footprint emission reduction goals.”
About Vision Industries Corp.
Vision is a developer of zero emission electric/hydrogen hybrid powered vehicles and turnkey hydrogen fueling systems. Vision’s proprietary electric/hydrogen hybrid drive system combines the superior acceleration of a battery powered electric vehicle with the extended range provided by a hydrogen fuel cell. Vision uses major manufacturers as partners or sub contractors to produce its vehicles. This business approach avoids massive outlays of startup capital. Many regional, state and federal alternative energy programs in the form of grants, subsidies, tax credits and loans exist or are planned.
About the Port of Los Angeles
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 919,000 regional jobs and $39.1 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future. For more information, please visit www.portoflosangeles.org.
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