BYD, WRT, and Amrep jointly launch electric refuse truck to serve Carson, CA
BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced that it recently delivered a BYD 8R Class 8 automated side loader (ASL) all-electric collection truck to Waste Resources, Inc., a subsidiary of Waste Resource Technologies, Inc. (WRT), to serve customers in Carson, California.
The company says that this is the first all-electric refuse truck in residential collection operation in Southern California. The heavy-duty truck features BYD’s propriety electric propulsion system designed specifically for refuse collection. The cab, chassis, and propulsion system were built by BYD, and the ASL body was built by Amrep, a Wastequip company.
“Electric collection trucks are part of our strategy to use clean, green, and sustainable technologies for waste collection, processing, and conversion. We applaud the City of Carson, California for allowing us the opportunity to roll out these technologically advanced collection vehicles,” said Tommy Gendal, COO of WRT and Waste Resources.
In addition to the first BYD 8R recently delivered, WRT has ordered three additional units, including another 8R Class 8 and two 6R Class 6 electric refuse trucks.
The Waste Resources 8R truck will be on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo Conference from April 23-26.