Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Cities program for the production and sale of more than 600 Freightliner-brand trucks equipped with hybrid and natural-gas drive systems. DTNA will participate in at least seven program awards representing $32.9 million in funding to be applied toward the purchase and support of 638 such vehicles by several national fleet operators. The vehicles will include Freightliner Business Class M2e 106 hybrid-electric trucks and tractors, and Freightliner Business Class M2 112 natural-gas trucks in CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquid natural gas) variants. Also in the program are chassis manufactured by Freightliner Chassis Corp. for electric-hybrid, hydraulic-hybrid, and natural-gas-powered walk-in vans. Eaton is the hybrid component supplier. The DOE is providing almost $100 million through the Clean Cities program, which is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that went into effect in February.