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September 17, 2012 8:15 AM, EDT

Eaton Supports Calif. Hybrid Vehicle Voucher Program

Eaton Corp. said Monday it has aligned with the California Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project to help California-based fleets purchase medium and heavy-duty hybrid trucks.

Through the voucher program, fleets can receive from $8,000 to $45,000 for eligible low-emission hybrid trucks, offsetting about half of the incremental cost of the vehicles, the truck and auto components maker said.

The program was created in 2007 to spur the low-emission hybrid truck and bus industry and is expected to help deploy 1,000 vehicles this year.