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First All-Electric Refuse Truck from BYD and Wayne Engineering

| November 14, 2016

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BYD, and Wayne Engineering announced the launch of an all-new, fully-electric refuse truck for use in cities across the country.

The vehicle features zero tailpipe emissions and reduced noise pollution, with lower operating costs due to savings from diesel fuel, fewer moving parts, and regenerative braking.

“This truck represents a new era in waste management, one of the last remaining sectors untouched by green energy and electrification,” said Stella Li, President of BYD America. “We’re proud to be working with Wayne Engineering on a refuse truck that will protect the environment while providing for a 58% reduction in operating costs per mile.”

Designed with sanitation workers in mind, this all-electric truck has a body that allows for improved visibility and operation on tight roads and alleyways. With 100 miles of range on a single charge, a first for an electric refuse truck, fleets can handle larger routes and distances between sites.

“Only 10% of refuse trucks use any alternative fuel at all, pumping our neighborhoods full of expensive and dangerous diesel fumes – or worse, PM2.5 from CNG engines. Many are particularly bad on greenhouse gas emissions and particulate matter, harming the health of those around them,” Li added. “This new 3.9 ton truck, which gets 100 miles of charge in just 2.5 hours, is the chance to finally make cleaning our neighborhoods a clean prospect in and of itself.”

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