Port of Los Angeles In Talks to Deploy Hydrogen Short-haul Trucks

Vision Motors Class 8 truck purportedly powered by equivalent of 450 hp and range of 400 miles.

Published: 17-Jan-2010

The Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, is negotiating with an alternative-fuel vehicle manufacturer to purchase and evaluate the company's heavy-duty, zero-emission trucks, which use a hydrogen fuel cell hybrid electric power system.

The company is Vision Industries Corp. of Florida, doing business as Vision Motor Corp. in California. Vision's research and development facility is in El Segundo and its manufacturing plant is in Whittier, said its president and chief executive, Martin Schuermann.

Port officials say the trucks will be tested for possible use on short- or medium-distance cargo hauls.


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