Freightliner’s M2 106 diesel-electric hybrid truck has been approved for the New York Truck-Voucher Incentive Program, Daimler Trucks North America announced today.  

The program, called NYT-VIP, provides $19 million in incentives for clean vehicle technologies, and is backed by several New York agencies. The program’s goal is to promote clean air by encouraging the adoption of advanced vehicle technologies in commercial trucks and buses.

"The NYT-VIP voucher is intended to reduce about half the incremental costs of purchasing advanced technology heavy duty trucks and buses," the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority says on its website,

The program includes hybrids, natural gas and electric vehicles, and diesel emission particulate traps.

The Freightliner M2 106 hybrid uses a Cummins ISB6.7 diesel and the Eaton electric-drive system that significantly reduces fuel consumption and reduces brake wear.

The M2 claims outstanding visibility and maneuverability, and can be configured for a wide variety of bodies to suit various applications, said Mary Aufdemberg, director of product marketing for Freightliner Trucks.

Freightliner’s commitment to green technologies is part of parent company Daimler AG’s global Shaping Future Transportation initiative. Launched in 2007, the initiative is focused on reducing pollutants, carbon dioxide and fuel consumption with clean, efficient drive systems, including clean diesel and alternative fuels, the builder said.

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