Environmental site Waste360 reported on May 10 that electric automaker BYD will partner with waste equipment manufacturer Amrep to build and deliver an all-electric garbage truck for use in Carson, Calif.
“Electric collection trucks are part of our strategy to use clean, green and sustainable technologies for waste collection, processing and conversion,” Tommy Gendal, chief operating officer of Waste Resource Technologies Inc. (WRT), said in a statement to Waste360. WRT provides Carson with waste hauling services.
The truck will be designed to meet demands for environmentally friendly equipment. The body of the vehicle will be built by Amrep, with the cab and chassis by BYD. The truck will use a specially-designed electric propulsion system, as well as an integrated automatic arm designed to minimize street spillage.
In addition to improved performance, the truck is designed for low-volume operation and driver comfort.
“WRT is a forward-thinking company that is embracing zero emission technology for the benefit of the communities they serve,” John Gerra, BYD director of business development for electric trucks, said in a statement. “We are proud to work with Amrep to provide them with trucks with no emissions and less noise.”