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BNSF turns to hybrid-electric vehicles to “green up” operations

(Source: DC Velocity, November 13, 2018)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — BNSF Railway Co. says it has seen the future, and it is electric—or at least hybrid-electric. The Fort Worth, Texas-based railroad will soon "electrify" a number of its vehicles, including cranes, trucks, loaders, and trains, as part of an upcoming clean technology pilot in California. About half the cost of the $45 million project will be covered by a $22.6 million "Zero and Near Zero Emission Freight Facilities" grant from the California Air Resources Board.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

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