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BYD & Wayne Unveil Battery Refuse Truck

November 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, New Products, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘The Operating Costs Are Substantially Less’

BYD and Iowa’s Wayne Engineering have unveiled a battery-electric refuse truck they say could be a “game-changer for municipal waste management.”

The BYD-Wayne all-battery refuse truck ‘will protect the environment while providing for a 58% reduction in operating costs per mile,’ BYD says.

The BYD-Wayne all-battery refuse truck ‘will protect the environment while providing for a 58% reduction in operating costs per mile,’ BYD says.



The vehicle, with Wayne rear-loading body on a T7 chassis by BYD, is a technology demonstrator to be used for fleet trials.

“Both private haulers and municipal fleets will enjoy numerous benefits of this groundbreaking equipment,” states a release. “In addition to zero tailpipe emissions and greatly reduced noise pollution, the operating costs are substantially less due to savings from diesel fuel, fewer moving parts, and regenerative braking.”

100-Mile Range

“This truck represents a new era in waste management, one of the last remaining sectors untouched by green energy and electrification,” BYD America president Stella Li says in a release. The vehicle “will protect the environment while providing for a 58% reduction in operating costs per mile,” she said.

The 3.9-ton vehicle has 100 miles of range on a single two-and-a-half-hour charge, BYD says, allowing fleets to handle larger routes and distances between sites.

According to Li, it provide a chance “to finally make cleaning our neighborhoods a clean prospect in and of itself.”


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Source: BYD with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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