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Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation First to Rent Plug-In Hybrid Aerial Lift

img_0749.jpgAug. 21, 2008 -- Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation (UELC) is proud to announce they have incorporated Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles into their fleet of aerial lifts and digger derricks. UELC becomes the first to provide this type of hybrid system as a rental or lease to electric utilities around the nation.

“The push for environmentally friendly equipment is growing and with the price of gas continuing to rise, adding Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles to our fleet was important to show the utilities we understand the urgency for ‘greener' equipment,” states Judie Taylor, President.

As a true hybrid, the unit provides launch assist and regenerative braking. This improves the fuel economy when the vehicle is driving, in addition to improving acceleration and reducing brake wear. In addition to the savings while driving, the PHEV can power all boom hydraulic functions and the climate control system for a full workday, without the use of the diesel engine. This means reduced noise from engine idle and elimination of any emissions while in battery mode.

UELC's PHEV unit, a Terex TL50M, is currently on rent with Arizona Public Service in Phoenix, AZ.

With equipment ranging from aerial lifts, digger derricks, material handlers, cable pullers, and track vehicles, UELC's rental and leasing options have proven to be a good business decision for contractors, municipalities, utilities, and other industries across the nation.

With headquarters in the Metro Milwaukee area, UELC has a nationwide network of service, ready to fulfill any utility equipment need.

To learn more about Utility Equipment Leasing Corporation, visit www.uelc.com or call 1-800-558-0999.

Contact:

Sarah Meekma

Senior Marketing Coordinator

Office: 262-547-8500

Email: sarah.meekma@uelc.com

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