BYD Motors LLC, Hudson County Motors Inc., Sanitation Equipment Corporation, and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC announced the start of delivery of five BYD refuse trucks to Jersey City, New Jersey. This is the first deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in New Jersey. It’s also the largest deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in the United States to date. The trucks have begun operation in normal duty service; those involved expect a completed delivery by the end of the year.
THE FIVE TRUCKS
The BYD refuse trucks are all third-generation equipment and use BYD’s state-of-the-art lithium iron phosphate batteries. The fleet consists of two BYD 8R refuse trucks that have a 25-cu-yd compactor body. The other three trucks are BYD 6R refuse trucks that come with a 10-cu-yd compactor body. The BYD 8R carries a 280-plus kWh battery pack and has a range of 600 pick-up plus 60 miles. It charges in as little as two and a half hours with DC fast charging. The BYD 6R has 211 kWh battery pack and a range of 80 miles. It charges in as little as two hours using DC fast charging.
Additionally, two of the battery-electric refuse trucks will be on display at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference. The conference is November 16-18 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City. Experts from Hudson County Motors as well as BYD will be on hand to answer questions. Find conference information at conference.njlm.org.
Further, the Jersey City zero-emission battery-electric truck fleet project was developed by Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT). CCMT is a New Jersey-based developer and manager of zero-emission public and private truck as well as bus fleet projects. CCMT partnered with Hudson County Motors, Inc. in Secaucus, New Jersey. Hudson Country Motors, Inc. is one of the largest truck dealers in northern New Jersey as well as the first BYD Motors truck dealer in the nation. Finally, the NJDEP, CCMT, Hudson County Motors, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation all partnered together.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Tom Del Gaudio of Hudson County Motors says he’s driven diesel trucks, “but battery-electric trucks have more torque and power.” He also says that the BYD trucks will deliver quiet, pollution-free operations across New Jersey. With leadership like Governor Murphy and Mayor Fulop, the future of sanitation will drive through Jersey City daily, he says. Further, he congratulates Jersey City, Hudson County Motors, CCMT, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation for making the project a reality.
James Sherman, vice president and COO of CCMT, says the start-and-stop of diesel refuse trucks makes operations inefficient and polluting; however, he says, that’s why refuse trucks are ideal for fleet electrification. Sherman thanks NJDEP, Hudson County Motors, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation for helping New Jersey fight against climate change.
Additionally, George Miller of BYD Motors says BYD electric trucks will work the streets of New Jersey thanks to those involved. Miller says BYD offers innovative, safe battery technology and the experience of over 14,000 heavy-duty battery electric trucks operating worldwide. He says BYD is proud to participate in the clean energy transition that benefits citizens and workers of Jersey City.
Carla Iommetti, Sanitation Equipment Corporation, says it excited the company to have input in the trucks’ engineering, build, and design. With the company’s knowledge of the industry, Iommetti feels the team partnered with the right group to ensure success. She says the company looks forward to working with the group to offer electric refuse trucks across New Jersey and New York.
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