Chinese manufacturer BYD is about to deliver five electric refuse trucks to Jersey City, New Jersey, USA. According to BYD, which is beginning to unveil and deliver also heavy-duty electric trucks, this is the first deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in New Jersey and the largest deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in the United States to date. The trucks have begun operation in normal duty service, delivery is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The BYD refuse trucks are all third-generation equipment and use BYD’s state-of-the-art lithium iron phosphate batteries. The fleet consists two BYD 8R refuse trucks that have a 25-cubic-yard compactor body and three BYD 6R refuse trucks that come with a 10-cubic-yard compactor body. The BYD 8R carries a 280+ kWh battery pack and has a range of 600 pick-up plus 96 km and can be recharged in a little as two and a half hours with DC fast charging. The BYD 6R has 211 kWh battery pack and a range of almost 130 km and can be re-charged in as little as two hours using DC fast charging.

BYD electric trucks in New Jersey, all the players involved

The Jersey City zero-emission battery-electric truck fleet project was developed by Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT), the leading New Jersey-based developer and manager of zero-emission public and private truck and bus fleet projects. CCMT is partnered with Hudson County Motors, Inc. in Secaucus, New Jersey, one of the largest truck dealers in northern New Jersey and the first BYD Motors truck dealer in the nation. The NJDEP, CCMT, Hudson County Motors, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation all partnered together.

George Miller, Director of Electric Trucks for BYD Motors, said: «Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Jersey City, the NJDEP, Hudson County Motors, Climate Change Mitigation Technologies, and Sanitation Equipment Corp., BYD Class 6 and 8 Electric Refuse Trucks will be hard at work on the streets of Jersey City. BYD brings a combination of innovative and safe battery technology, and the experience of over 14,000 heavy duty battery electric trucks operating worldwide to the Garden State of New Jersey. We are proud to be here, and proud to be part of the clean energy transition benefitting the citizens of Jersey City and its DPW workers».


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