BYD (Build Your Dreams) recently delivered a BYD 8R Class 8 Automated Side Loader (ASL) all electric collection truck to Waste Resources to serve its customers in the City of Carson, California.
This vehicle is the first all-electric refuse truck in residential collection operation in Southern California. Theheavy duty truck features BYD’s propriety electric propulsion system designed specifically for refuse collection.
Waste Resources’ new truck features cab, chassis and propulsion system built by BYD and an ASL body built by Amrep, a Wastequip company.
“Waste Resources is a forward-thinking company that is embracingzero emission technology for the benefit of the communities it serves,” said John Gerra, BYD Director of Business Development, Electric Trucks. “And we’re very happy with the great work that Amrep does to help provide our customers with state-of-the-art zero-emission electric trucks.”
“Amrep has earned a reputation for its unsurpassed and personal service, listening to customers and standing by its products,” said Eric Mattson, Amrep vice presidentand general manager. “Partnering with BYD on this electric truck is further evidence of our being in tune with the market and giving customers what they want and need.”
As the waste industry moves to become increasingly sustainable, zero-emission electric trucks are the future of the industry. Companies such as Waste Resources, BYDand Amrep continue to lead the advancement of these zero-emission technologies with new products and solutions.
In addition to the first BYD 8R recently delivered to Waste Resources, the company has placed orders for an additional 3 units including another 8R Class 8 and two 6R Class 6 Electric Refuse Trucks.
BYD Electric Trucks are clean and quiet, and with less vibration than conventional, this gives the operators a better driving experience. With fewer moving parts than carbon-burning trucks, the BYD All-Electric trucks are easier to maintain and more cost effective to operate.
BYD is the leader in commercial electric truck deployment in the USA.
The Waste Resources 8R truck will be on display at the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo.CONFERENCE April 23-26.