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BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

| May 4, 2017

BYD Debuts Class 8 Battery-Electric Refuse Truck

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck.

According to the company, the new vehicle “represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric.”

BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal battery degradation.  The truck is a cab and chassis platform, which includes the batteries, high voltage control system, all-electric propulsion system, and electric power take off (ePTO) for powering the hydraulic system to operate the refuse truck bodies.  This platform is designed to integrate with all of the major refuse truck body builders in North America, and can be configured as a side loader, automated side loader, front loader, rear loader, or roll off.

The fact that this truck was built by BYD in its entirety, as opposed to as a retrofit of a CNG or diesel truck, means that the entire system was designed with electric propulsion in mind.

Noted BYD, “Fleet managers can expect more than $13,000 of operational cost savings annually based on service routes of 60 miles per day/five days a week. These savings are due to high-efficiency electric motors and motor controls, as well as lower maintenance on propulsion systems, fewer fluids to change, less brake wear due to cutting-edge regenerative braking technology, and fewer moving parts.”

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