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BYD Class-6 Refuse Hauler Tapped by Utah Clean Cities Coalition

| July 2, 2018

 

BYD Class-6 Refuse Hauler

Build Your Dreams (BYD), a leading manufacturer of consumer electric and commercial / industrial vehicles, has been selected by the Utah Clean Cities Coalition (UCC) to showcase its Class-6 electric refuse hauler. 

As part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) vehicle technologies program, which is designed to reduce petroleum consumption, the UCC supports organizations and fleets in their efforts to contribute to clean air by reducing vehicle emissions. UCC is actively engaged with advanced fuel projects across the state of Utah.  The Work Electric in collaboration with Rocky Mountain Power’s Live Electric program is focused on electric fleets and charging infrastructure and supports public and private fleets.

BYD delivered its battery-electric refuse hauler to the Salt Lake County Environmental garage as part of a special pop-up event held in collaboration with UCC’s clean energy partner, Rocky Mountain Power (RMP). Together, UCC and RMP are advancing Work Electric, a program that empowers sustainability through electric technology adoption by offering incentives for Utah fleets who incorporate electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

Dr. Laura Nelson, Energy Advisor to the Governor of Utah and Board member of UCC, spoke at the event and shared what it means to have an efficient heavy duty electric refuse hauler available for use on community streets.

“Transportation diversification continues to be a priority in driving innovative new solutions that will meet our population demands while providing for improved air quality along the Wasatch Front,” said Dr. Nelson.  “We’re proud to carry forward initiatives and opportunities across consumer and heavy industry fleets to ensure Utah’s success for decades to come.”

BYD’s Class-6 26,000 lbs GVWR truck, is powered by their proprietary and industry-leading all-electric power source, enabling more than 85 miles of range with minimal battery degradation. Highly efficient, the truck operates with drive-axle integrated, transversely mounted motors and utilizes regenerative breaking to extend battery life.

 

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