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Motiv eRefuse Truck Pair for Los Angeles

August 25, 2017 in EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, refuse by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order for Two Vehicles Follows EV Specialist’s
Experience in Chicago & Truck for Sacramento

Motiv Power Systems is talking up an order for two of its 100% battery electric refuse trucks for the Los Angeles Sanitation Department. “This marks the third metropolitan area in the United States that will utilize and benefit from Motiv-powered, all-electric, zero-emission refuse trucks in their communities,” the company says.

Motiv’s 100% Battery Garbage Truck

September 16, 2014 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Proprietary Controls and Fiamm Sodium Electric Batteries
Allow for Collection Route Service of Up to 60 Miles Per Day

Motiv Power Systems is to unveil North America’s first fully battery-electric, fully functional garbage truck, operated by the City of Chicago, at Calstart’s HTUF meeting in Chicago next week.

Motiv Names Chicago Partners

March 4, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All-Electric Crane Refuse Truck Supported by Local Firms

City of Chicago contractors Cumberland Service and RNOW are among the project partners for an all-electric garbage truck – and perhaps as many as 20 all-electric garbage trucks – with Crane Carrier chassis for the City of Chicago, project leader Motiv Power Systems said Monday.

Emterra Girds for CNG Crane Trucks

June 18, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We’re Taking CNG to Places It Hasn’t Been Before’

Canada’s Emterra is looking for a fleet manager and mechanics as it gets ready to field nearly five dozen CNG garbage trucks from Crane Carrier in Winnipeg in October.

It will be Canada’s largest CNG refuse fleet and “the largest scale cold-weather CNG refuse fleet in the world,” the company says.

BAE and Crane Plan National Tour

May 22, 2012 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BAE Systems and Crane Carrier showed a hybrid electric refuse truck that’s about to begin working trials. The truck will first be tested with Los Angeles carters, before going to Seattle this summer and elsewhere in the U.S. later in the year.

The real-world refuse collectors “will be working with us to validate the fuel efficiency claims,” says Crane’s Glenn Pochocki. According to BAE, fuel economy improvements could amount to 30%.

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