EVPS is working with two outside companies to help develop a hybrid drive for refuse trucks. Refuse trucks are ideal candidates for hybrids. In typical urban applicaitons, refuse trucks average 3 mpg or less and consume large amounts of fuel. A municipal refuse truck driven 36,000 miles/year in start/stop conditions uses about 12,000 gallons of fuel. Converting to hybrid saves 3,000 gallons of fuel. EVPS is working toward having a development refuse truck in tests by 2010:Q4, possibly sooner.