Resolution to Amend Fleet and Facility FY10 Budget and Appropriate Funds to Purchase Two Plug In Electric Hybrid Aerial Trucks from DUECO, Inc. for $432,117.00 (8 Votes Required)
The attached resolution authorizes the purchase of one 2009 International model 4300 truck chassis equipped with Terex-Telelect model TL 50M aerial device and a Plug In Electric Hybrid System at $229,900.00 and one 2010 Ford F-650 truck chassis equipped with Terex-Telelect model LT36 aerial device and a Plug In Electric Hybrid System at $202,217.00 for a total of $432,117.00, from DUECO, Inc. of Waukesha, WI. Funds are available for the truck purchase as follows, $269,117.00 from the approved Fleet and Facility Unit FY10 budget and $163,000.00 from the Major Streets Fund’s fund balance.
Both of these trucks are plug-in electric vehicles (PHEV).The system consists of a large battery pack and an electric motor system which provides propulsion assist and regenerative braking fully integrated with the trucks conventional diesel engine and transmission. With a fully charged battery pack the PHEV will continually operate the aerial device, all safety lighting, and climate control in the cab for up to 4 hours without running the diesel engine. Driving to and from the job site will be the only time that the engine will need to be operated in most cases. When the unit is not plugged in and the battery pack falls below a 50% charge, the diesel engine will automatically start and run for approximately 10 minutes to bring the battery to an 80% charge. We estimate that this reduction in engine run time will reduce the vehicles fuel consumption by 8 to 12 gallons per day of operation.
These units will replace both truck #4602, a 1997 unit that has been in service 13 years with 8,900 hours of operation, and truck #4614, a 1998 unit in service for 11.5 years with 12,190 hours of operation.
Unit #4602 is currently used only as a tow vehicle for trailers, its aerial device is un...Click here for full text