Peterbilt announced the delivery of its zero-emissions Model 520EV to Republic Services, the first electric collection vehicle in the company’s California fleet as well as the first in Orange County, California.
The automated side-loader truck will provide recycling and waste collection services for the City of Santa Ana, California.
Why Choose the 520EV?
The 520EV is designed for commercial and residential applications and provides Republic Services with a quiet and environmentally friendly vehicle that supports the company’s goal to achieve a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
Up to 1,100 residential trash bins can be collected by the 520EV on one charge, according to the truckmaker.
It can complete a full day’s collection route on a single charge and utilizes regenerative braking during each stop to transfer energy back into its battery packs, resulting in extended operating range.
“Peterbilt leads the industry with high-performance, zero emissions vehicles and is proud to deliver this Model 520EV to Republic Services,” said Jason Skoog, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We are committed to supporting our customers as they integrate electric vehicles into their fleets and enable them to perform the same daily work, while reducing emissions."
Peterbilt has a dedicated team available to help identify the best EV configuration for customer operations, locate available incentives and help choose from the wide selection of PACCAR chargers and infrastructure solutions.