The BYD refuse trucks are all third-generation equipment and use BYD’s lithium iron phosphate batteries. - Photo: BYD Motors

The BYD refuse trucks are all third-generation equipment and use BYD’s lithium iron phosphate batteries.

Photo: BYD Motors

BYD Motors, Hudson County Motors Inc., Sanitation Equipment Corporation, and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC announced the start of delivery of five BYD refuse trucks to the city of Jersey City, New Jersey, according to the company's press release.

The trucks have begun operation in normal duty service, and the delivery is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

“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," said George Miller, director of Electric Trucks for BYD Motors."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.”

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 60 miles and can be recharged in 2.5 hours with DC fast charging. The BYD 6R has 211 kWh battery pack and a range of 80 miles and can be recharged in two hours using DC fast charging.

Two of the battery-electric refuse trucks will be on display at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference held Nov. 16-18 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City.

The Jersey City zero-emission battery-electric truck fleet project was developed by Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT).

“I have driven many different diesel trucks, but battery-electric trucks have more torque and power as well as a smoother ride," said Tom Del Gaudio, director of electric truck fleet solutions at Hudson County Motors. "These BYD refuse trucks will deliver quiet and pollution-free operations to cities and towns across New Jersey. With the leadership of people like Governor Murphy and Mayor Fulop, you will see the future of sanitation trucks driving through Jersey City today and every day. I want to congratulate Jersey City and my colleagues at Hudson County Motors, CCMT, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation for their diligent work over several years to make this ground-breaking project a reality.”

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