What's being called the first compressed natural gas and electric hybrid garbage truck has gone to work in Fresno, in what officials called the next step to a more environmentally friendly city.
"This is a Prius with an appetite for trash," said Rene Ramirez, Fresno's Public Utilities Director.
The hybrid truck is expected to offer a 40% improvement in fuel economy, saving the city $1,400 in fuel costs each year over a traditional garbage truck.
"It will also reduce smog-forming emission by 90%," Ramirez said. "It will help us be good stewards of the environment, and provide a good example to the community."
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