The Car and Truck Fleet and Leasing Management Magazine

Schwarzenegger Helps Unveil Zero-Emission Tyrano

October 27, 2009

SACRAMENTO, CA --- Vision Industries Corp., producers of the zero-emission, plug-in electric/hydrogen fuel cell hybrid Tyrano semi truck, drew a little promotional help from California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Oct. 20. 

During a special truck introduction at the Capitol building in Sacramento, the governor touted the Tyrano's environmentally friendly attributes. "This truck produces zero greenhouse gas emissions and is proof you can protect the environment and the economy at the same time," he said. "This is exactly the kind of technology we need to keep California on a path toward a greener future." 

Vision Industries' zero-emission Tyrano truck is initially designed to replace diesel and LNG short haul trucks in California. There are now more than 100,000 short-haul trucks in California and more than 1 million nationwide. Traditionally, short-haul trucking is done by trucks near the end of their life cycle. In other words, they're less efficient and more polluting trucks. Also, short-haul trucking predominantly occurs in populated urban areas, affecting the health and quality of life of millions of California residents. 

Vision CEO Martin Schuermann said the Tyranos "are 30 percent to 40 percent cheaper to operate than diesel trucks." He added that the company expects a strong market demand "once these trucks are in the hands of California truckers."

Twitter Facebook Google+


Please note that comments may be moderated. 
Leave this field empty:

Fleet Incentives

Determine the actual cost of owning and running a vehicle in your fleet. Compare vehicles by class and model.


Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Fleetmatics will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

View All


Sponsored by

Personal use in the fleet industry refers to the personal use of vehicles by an organization’s employees.

Read more

Alternative Fuel Locator

Use the Alternative Fuel Locator to find stations near you.

Launch Alternative Fuel Locator

Up Next

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher