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.


The Terex® HyPower™ team had a great day in Charlotte showcasing our Distribution Plug In Electric Hybrid to a crowd of 150.  Our partners at Parker SSD hosted a terrific event at their facility highlighting innovative technologies.

This event gave us a perfect forum to showcase the advantages of the HyPower™

  • Reduce Fuel Use: Each HyPower™ can save up to 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel yearly.
  • Cost Effective Retrofit: The system can be retrofitted efficiently onto existing vehicles.  This increases ROI and allows the rapid ‘Greening’ of fleets.
  • Reduce Pollution: Our fuel savings and recharging the vehicle using off peak power allows us to reduce up to 10.8 Tons of pollution per vehicle per year.
  • Reduce Noise: A job site without the noise of a diesel engine results in a huge reduction to environmental noise.
  • Increase Crew Efficiency: Workers using a HyPower™ spend less time refueling their vehicles and are able to communicate on the job site without engine noise.
  • Maximize Options: Our simple approach allowed us to develop a system which can be applied to a huge variety of chassis without reducing towing capacity.


    This is the 40th Earth Day and things have changed  since 1970.  The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act literally altered the business landscape in the US.  These two laws also dramatically improved our quality of life.  Rivers no longer catch fire.  It’s reasonable to eat fish caught in most of North America.  You can sometimes see the mountains from downtown Los Angeles.

    I am old enough to remember the arguments against the Laws that brought these changes.  The economy was bad.  People feared that businesses would be made uncompetitive.  This was in 1972.  These were real concerns.

    Maybe we should look at reduced pollution as an investment.  Think about the improvements in air and water quality over the past 40 years .  Have we received a good return on our investment?

    The Run for Clean Air is a combination of an air quality-awareness event for East Tennessee and a fundraiser for the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition.  The ETCFC is a part of Clean Cities which is a government-industry partnership sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.  Clean Cities has the goal of reducing the use of fossil fuels in vehicles.

    This year Terex was a proud sponsor of the event and a HyPower™ system Trouble Truck was on hand for the festivities.  The event was a big success with nearly a thousand participants.  The HyPower™ system worked throughout the morning without using a drop of diesel fuel.


    Terex has designed a Hybrid that’s a little different.  It’s also a much better solution for our customers.  Our system is the HyPower™, a plug in electric Hybrid designed to meet the needs of the utilities industry.

    Our customers work at a site more often than they drive.  Normal utility trucks run their engines the entire time they work at the job site.  This means that most  fuel is used for site work.  We know our customers so we designed the HyPower™ system to work, not to drive.  

    The HyPower™ system is powerful but simple.  It is powerful enough to reduce or eliminate the use of the diesel engine while working at the job site.  It is simple enough to be retrofitted onto existing vehicles.


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