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Seattle Rolls with First Electric Refuse Trucks

| July 18, 2018

electric refuse trucks

BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced that the first electric refuse trucks to operate in the city of Seattle – as well as the entire Pacific Northwest region – are ordered and will soon be helping to deliver on a cleaner environment

Two of BYD’s 8R Class-8 battery-electric refuse trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse bodies, will be delivered to Recology in Seattle, WA for use in residential solid waste pick up.

BYD’s zero-emission battery-electric Class-8 truck chassis boasts  efficiency with regenerative braking and best-in-class power and torque. In addition to the environmental and financial benefits of zero-emissions and reduced operating costs, BYD’s electric trucks are quiet and clean, which has an immediate impact on quality of life for the communities they serve.

New Way, a family-owned business since 1971, manufactures a complete line of refuse equipment including the Viper mid-compaction Rear Loader bodies in Scranton, IA. With outside cylinders and operating valve, New Way’s streamlined Viper design strives to offer  efficiency, safety and value.

“By combining the innovative design of our Viper Rear Loader body with BYD’s zero-emissions battery-electric technology, we can produce the most efficient and sustainable refuse truck available on the market today,” said Don Ross, New Way Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Recology, an employee-owned company with more than 100 years’ experience in the waste industry, provides service to communities up and down the West Coast. The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery.

Recology’s electric trucks will serve customers in the City of Seattle and mark an important step in realizing climate impacts that address the region’s growing need to prioritize resiliency.

The electric refuse trucks are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2019.

Category: General Update, Green, News

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