Who has a complete line of Hybrid Utilities trucks?  Who has an easily retrofit-able product? Who allows you to choose your chassis, transmission and power source?  There is only one answer.  Terex.


Large Terex HyPower PHEV for electric Utilities.What is HTUF? HTUF is the Hybrid Truck Users Forum, a user-driven program operated by CALSTART.

Why should we care? The Forum exists to speed the commercialization of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency technologies.

The Terex® HyPower™ team played a key part at the 10th annual HTUF National Conference held in Dearborn, MI this year. The event saw record attendance with hundreds of vendors, fleet professionals and technologists in attendance.  We brought two of our crowd favorite Terex® HyPower™ Plug In Electric Hybrids for Electric Utilities.

Our Hypower Hybrids lifted more than 30 journalists, customers and spectators high into the Michigan sky without starting the engines of our trucks.  The constant feedback we received from the crowd was that our system was Practical, Effective and most important Cost Effective.

The Terex Team was recognized as the thought leader for our work site based Hybrid.  We  had the opportunity to provide information on our system to all the attendees in two separate forums.  Nick Camissa and Dan Brendan did a fantastic job in these presentations.

Thanks to CALSTART and the HTUF for hosting such a great event. http://bit.ly/c2YP5c

The Terex® HyPower™ team was lucky enough to attend the Canadian Utilities Equipment & Engineering Show (CUEE) show in Toronto.  CUEE is Canada’s largest marketplace for products and services related to the utility sector.

Terex HyPower PHEV Bucket Truck at the Toronto CUEE Show

Terex HyPower LT 38 Bucket Truck with Tailshelf battery compartment on a Dodge 4x4 Chassis

The Team brought a pair of our Terex HyPower PHEV’s for demonstration and display to the event.  The systems where a big hit with all of the users (look for more HyPower video on You Tube soon).

The HyPower systems best in class hybrid operating time, near silent operation and original tailshelf mounted battery compartment were specifically noted.  Users appreciated the careful design of the system which focuses on maximum working time and minimum interference with the working spaces of the crew.

Thanks to the fantastic crew who worked this show especially  Chris Cruickshank, Robert Badin, Rick Von Bommel and Jacques Cloutier with Wajax Industries.  We appreciate you.

The Terex® HyPower™ Team has put together a video showing the difference between a traditional Utilities vehicle and our HyPower™.  Our system uses a state of the art power management system to draw stored energy from the HyPower’s batteries allowing us to operate almost silently while on the job site.

Traditional units work using the diesel engine of the vehicle to power job site operations.  This means that the engine runs at ‘high idle’ burning upt to 1,200 gallons of fuel yearly, emitting pollutants and making a great deal of noise.

The HyPower System saves the fuel, increases efficiency of the crews and virtually eliminates the noise.  Don’t take our word for it, watch the video.


The California Employment Training Panel has approved Terex for a training contract worth$158,400 to reimburse us for the training of our California Team Members in Hybrid Technologies.  We are excited to be a part of this program which is helping California create and retain Green Jobs.  The funding for this program comes from Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program under AB 118.

The Terex® HyPower™ Team would like to thank Rosa Hernandez and Myra Cordova of the ETP Sacramento Regional Office for all of their help.  This takes us one step closer to making the Terex HyPower PHEV the standard Utilities Service Truck in the United States.

WATERTOWN, SD, USA, July 21, 2010 – The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference in Williamsburg, VA provided an appropriate venue for the public launch of the new HyPower™ hybrid system adapted to a digger derrick. Terex Utilities introduced the latest addition to its extensive “green” product line in the form of a Commander 4047 derrick.
This latest product rounds out the Terex Utilities Plug-in Electric Hybrid line that have been optimized and built for the electric utility, tree care and telecommunications industries. The HyPower™ hybrid system, a patent-pending technology, allows the customer to save fuel and reduce emissions while allowing operators to function in a relatively quiet work environment.
“The HyPower™ Digger Derrick product now gives our customers the best platform to use when “greening” their fleet,” said Dan Brenden, Product Manager for Terex. “Not only is the system capable of being retrofit onto existing chassis but, because it’s non-intrusive to the OEM drive-line, they can perform the jobs that they’ve always done with their equipment such as towing pole trailers, reel trailers and other tools and supplies to the job site.

The California Energy Commission (CEC) announced this week that is has approved nearly $500,000 in funds for the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid Project. The project, scheduled to be completed in January 2012, will retrofit 12 medium- and heavy-duty utility service vehicles with the Terex® HyPower™ Hybrid System. The HyPower™ zero-emissions technology can significantly reduce vehicle fuel consumption, lower carbon dioxide emissions and minimize noise pollution when installed on utility service vehicles.


The Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition held a Workshop on Heavy Duty Hybrids this week and the Terex® HyPower™ was the star of the event.  KCFC is a member of Clean Cities and they do a fantastic job of matching fuel saving projects to government funding.  In 2009 the KCFC brought $12.9 million in stimulus funds to a program that will purchase more than 210 diesel hybrid electric school buses.

The meeting took place beside the new Transit Authority of River City, Maintenance Annex and Training Facility which is registered to become a LEED Gold Facility.  TARC partnered with Luckett & Farley, a Louisville based architectural Leader in Sustainable Design, to build this amazing facility which features a Green Roof, solar panels and a Bioswale.


Special thanks to Melissa Howell, KCFC Executive Director, and Geoffrey Hobin, TARC Special Programs Manager.


On Friday, 5/21/10 President Obama said, “America has the opportunity to lead the world in the development of a new generation of clean cars and trucks through innovative technologies and manufacturing that will spur economic growth and create high-quality domestic jobs, enhance our energy security, and improve our environment.”  It almost sounds as if he were talking about our Terex® HyPower™ system specifically.

Terex® HyPower™ PHEV

.Terex HyPower at TN Lake

Enhance our energy security-

.Each HyPower™ System can save up to 1,200 gallons of fuel per year.  There are thousands of vehicles across the world that can be retrofitted with HyPower™systems.

Improve our environment-

By reducing diesel fuel use each  HyPower™can prevent 10 Tons of Air Pollution yearly.  Fleets can be quickly retrofitted to produce a real and lasting improvements.

Create high-quality jobs-

The HyPower™system is manufactured in South Dakota and can be retrofitted locally in more than 13 locations across the US.

Great Teams


We at Terex® are lucky to have great people working for us around the world.   Some of us work in offices and some of us work with our hands.  The Team Members shown below service and retrofit equipment in White House, TN.  Teams of hard working men and women like this are ready to upgrade existing Terex® Utilities vehicles to cutting edge PHEV’s with the HyPower™ Hybrid System.

Great Products


Terex® Utilities has been building high quality, high value products since 1945.  With the HyPower™ Hybrid System we are leading the way with new, green technologies for our customers and our communities.

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