"It makes sense, both for the environment and for the bottom line, to replace our aging vehicle fleet with low-emissions trucks," said Beard. "It means that the House will be driving into the future leaner and greener."
The environmentally friendly truck is slated to carry thousands of pounds of furniture and office equipment on the Capitol Campus and throughout the Greater Washington, D.C. area, according to Beard. The Hybrid Peterbilt Model 330 was selected because it not only provides up to a 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency, but also dramatically reduces tailpipe emissions of hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
"Peterbilt is honored to have been chosen by the House of Representatives to supply their first hybrid electric vehicle," said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. "Peterbilt's commitment to the environment is evident by our offering the broadest array of advanced technology, environmentally friendly vehicles for the Class 6, 7 and 8 markets."