This story was written and published by Inside Indiana Business on 12/15/11. To view the original article and listen to audio clips, click here.
“While hybrid cars are becoming a more common site on the nation’s roads, hybrid commercial trucks and buses are seemingly scarce. Purdue University leaders say that’s because experts have yet to clear the technical and engineering hurdles that surround the scaling up of hybrid technology for commercial duty vehicles. A new Purdue center has just received a $1 million grant to tackle those very challenges; leaders at the Hoosier Heavy Hybrid Center of Excellence (H3CoE) say it will provide the ‘intellectual horsepower’ to drive the development of hybrid commercial trucks and buses for the U.S. and beyond…”