BYD will deliver two 8R Class-8 battery-electric refuse trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse bodies, to Recology in Seattle, WA for use in residential solid waste pick up. These will be the first electric refuse trucks to operate in the entire Pacific Northwest region.
BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck features a 188 kWh battery pack (as configured for California HVIP) and provides 76 miles of range with minimal battery degradation. Fleet managers can expect more than $13,000 of operational cost savings annually based on service routes of 60 miles per day/five days a week. Manufactured in California, the BYD refuse truck is compliant with FMVSS and CMVSS regulations.
The trucks will service routes in the City of Seattle. They are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2019.