autocar_e3_web_fc.jpgHIALEAH, Fla. (AP)-  Miami-Dade County and two South Florida cities will be among the first to use hybrid powered garbage trucks.

Officials from the Environmental Protection Agency joined local officials Wednesday in presenting the fully hybrid-powered recycle trucks.

Officials say the Autocar E3 lowers carbon emissions up to 38 tons per year and can save up to 50 percent a year on gas.