LONG BEACH, CALIF. – May 3, 2017— BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, today formally introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck at the 2017 ACT Expo at the Long Beach Convention Center. This new vehicle from BYD represents the first heavy duty refuse truck designed and built by an original equipment manufacturer and is 100 percent battery electric. Today’s event at ACT Expo commemorates the availability of the truck for purchase and deployment in North America.
“BYD continues to lead the heavy-duty electric vehicle market with our advanced battery technology, and this new refuse truck is just the latest example of our vehicle solutions that can save fleet customers tens of thousands of dollars annually,” said Stella Li, President of BYD Motors. “BYD’s medium- and heavy-duty battery electric vehicles have a lower total cost of ownership and can be a one-for-one replacement with fossil fueled vehicles in fleet
BYD’s 10-ton payload refuse truck provides 76 miles of range with minimal battery degradation. The truck is a cab and chassis platform, which includes the batteries, high voltage control system, all-electric propulsion system, and electric power take off (ePTO) for powering the hydraulic system to operate the refuse truck bodies. This platform is designed to integrate with all of the major refuse truck body builders in North America, and can be configured as a side loader, automated side loader, front loader, rear loader, or roll off.
The fact that this truck was built by BYD in its entirety, as opposed to as a retrofit of a CNG or diesel truck, means that the entire system was designed with electric propulsion in mind. For operators, that translates to optimized efficiency, maintenance, and usability throughout its life.
Fleet managers can expect more than $13,000 of operational cost savings annually based on service routes of 60 miles per day/five days a week. These savings are due to high-efficiency electric motors and motor controls, as well as lower maintenance on propulsion systems, fewer fluids to change, less brake wear due to cutting-edge regenerative braking technology, and fewer moving parts. Manufactured in the City of Lancaster, California, the BYD refuse truck is compliant with FMVSS and CMVSS regulations.
The BYD battery-electric refuse truck can charge at 40 kW, 80 kW, 100 kW, or 200 kW rates, requiring between one and five hours to charge depending on the power interface used. BYD’s refuse truck battery technology allows for a projected 80 percent capacity after 5,000 cycles or 14 years, if charged every day.
BYD designs their vehicles to fit in seamlessly to any fleet with an advanced vehicle-to-grid system allowing the vehicle to deliver power back to the grid, to a load, or to another vehicle without any disruptions. Committed to job creation in Southern California, BYD employs more than 600 skilled workers at its manufacturing facility in the City of Lancaster, Los Angeles County, Calif.
BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles. Specializing in battery technologies, BYD’s mission is to solve our global energy challenge of reducing dependence on fossil fuels with clean, zero-emission vehicles and take transportation off the grid. This model has made BYD an industry pioneer and leader in several high-tech sectors including high-efficiency automobiles, electrified public transportation and medium- and heavy-duty trucks, electric
forklifts, energy storage, and solar power generation. BYD is the global leader in battery electric buses with more than 120 million services miles of revenue service logged by customers and more than 10,000 buses in service.
As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or “Fe”) Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and its shareholders, including Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future. For more information, visit www.BYD.com.
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