August 1, 2011 11:00 AM, EDT

TTSI to Purchase 100 Zero-Emission Class 8 Trucks

Vision Industries Corp. has announced that drayage and logistics company Total Transportation Services Inc. intends to purchase 100 of its zero-emission, hydrogen fuel cell-electric Class 8 trucks for about $27 million.

The purchase is contingent on a successful trial of the first truck, which was delivered to TTSI on July 22. The initial truck will be used for drayage operations and freight hauling at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Vision Industries said in a statement.

The heavy-duty electric truck features a battery that is recharged by a hydrogen fuel cell, Vision Industries said. The vehicle produces no air pollution and H20 is the only by-product, the company said.

“Up and above the benefit of zero emissions, we at TTSI feel that this fuel format is the only true way to break our dependence on imported fuel,” TTSI President Vic La Rosa said in the statement. “Hydrogen is the most abundant resource on the planet.”