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MIDAMERICAN ENERGY DEBUTS ELECTRIC BUCKET TRUCK

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MIDAMERICAN ENERGY SAYS IT IS THE FIRST UTILITY COMPANY IN THE STATE TO TRY ALL-ELECTRIC UTILITY TRUCKS.

COMPANY SPOKESMAN, GEOFF GREENWOOD, SAYS THESE ARE THE LARGE BUCKET TRUCKS THAT ALLOW THEM TO GET UP IN THE AIR AND WORK ON POWER LINES.

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THE DES MOINES-BASED COMPANY HAS PURCHASED THREE TRUCKS AND THEY WILL TEST THEM IN THE FIELD BEFORE BUYING MORE.

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GREENWOOD SAYS THE TRUCKS HAVE A 135-MILE RANGE, AND ONE OF THEM HAS BEEN STATIONED HERE IN SIOUX CITY:.

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HE SAYS THEY HAVE FAST CHARGERS AT THEIR FACILITIES WHERE THE TRUCKS CAN BE CHARGED OVERNIGHT.

THEY DON’T MAKE MUCH NOISE — WHICH WILL MAKE IT EASIER FOR CREWS TO COMMUNICATE IN THE FIELD.

THE TRUCKS ALSO PUT OUT NO EMISSIONS, WHICH ALLOWS CREWS TO TRAIN USING AN INDOOR FACILITY.