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Electric Refuse Trucks Headed to Los Angeles

August 18, 2017

Image courtsy of Motiv
Image courtsy of Motiv

Motiv Power Systems announced an order for two battery-electric refuse trucks by the City of Los Angeles' Sanitation Department. According to the manufacturer, this marks the third metropolitan area in the United States that will utilize and benefit from Motiv-powered, zero-emission refuse trucks in their communities.  

Los Angeles has followed the lead of their counterparts in the state capitol, Sacramento, offering their residents refuse trucks that not only eliminate carbon emissions but also noise. These refuse trucks will ensure quieter mornings for the residents of Los Angeles.

According to Motiv, refuse trucks are ideal candidates (economically and environmentally) for electrification due to their fixed pickup routes and predictable range requirements. The application of Motiv's All-Electric Powertrain results in a high quality, zero-emission electric vehicle with the same capability as traditional diesel-powered vehicles without the noise or pollution typically associated with refuse trucks.

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  1. 1. Bruce [ August 26, 2017 @ 12:56PM ]

    Would like to know more about this concept.

 

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