BYD to deliver two Class-8 battery-electric trucks to Recology, first electric refuse trucks to operate in Pacific Northwest Region
Seattle, WA (7/17/2018) – BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced that the first electric refuse trucks to operate in the city of Seattle – as well as the entire Pacific Northwest region – are ordered and will soon be helping to deliver on a cleaner environment. Two of BYD’s 8R Class-8 battery-electric refuse trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse bodies, will be delivered to Recology in Seattle, WA for use in residential solid waste pick up.
BYD’s zero-emission battery-electric Class-8 truck chassis boasts optimal efficiency with regenerative braking and best-in-class power and torque. In addition to the environmental and financial benefits of zero-emissions and reduced operating costs, BYD’s electric trucks are quiet and clean, which has an immediate impact on quality of life for the communities they serve.
“We are excited to be the first to deploy electric refuse trucks to the Pacific Northwest region, demonstrating that clean, zero-emissions technology is the smart, sustainable choice for heavy industry,” said BYD Motors President, Stella Li.
New Way, a family-owned business since 1971, manufactures a complete line of refuse equipment including the Viper mid-compaction Rear Loader bodies in Scranton, IA. With outside cylinders and operating valve, New Way’s streamlined Viper design offers increased efficiency, safety and value.
“By combining the innovative design of our Viper Rear Loader body with BYD’s zero-emissions battery-electric technology, we can produce the most efficient and sustainable refuse truck available on the market today,” said Don Ross, New Way Vice President of Sales and Marketing.
Recology, an employee-owned company with more than 100 years’ experience in the waste industry, provides service to communities up and down the West Coast. The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. The vision at Recology is to create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally.
Recology’s electric trucks will serve customers in the City of Seattle and mark an important step in realizing climate impacts that address the region’s growing need to prioritize resiliency. Especially for collection services that require heavy-duty trucks to frequent roads in these communities on a daily basis, electric trucks present a sustainable solution that both Recology and its customers can feel good about.
“Together with our industry partners, BYD and New Way, we can be a catalyst to affect positive, sustainable change, setting the stage for what a 21st century refuse truck should look like,” said Derek Ruckman, Vice President and Group Manager in the Pacific Northwest at Recology.
The electric refuse trucks are scheduled to be delivered in the first half of 2019.
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and batteries, and the global leader in battery-electric buses with more than 35,000 buses in service across 200 cities, 50 countries and six continents. BYD is also an industry leader in several other high-tech sectors, including high-efficiency automobiles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, electric forklifts, SkyRail (monorail), energy storage and solar power generation. For more information, please visit www.BYD.com
Recology Cleanscapes provides solid waste, recycling and compost collection service for nine cities in the Puget Sound region. Recology Cleanscapes is a subsidiary of Recology, an employee-owned company that sees a world without waste, where resources are used and re-used in a sustainable ecosystem that strives for their best and highest use. Recology has over 100 years in service in the waste industry with more than 733,000 residential customers and 109,000 commercial customers in California, Oregon, and Washington.
ABOUT NEW WAY
New Way® Trucks, a family-owned company, is a highly motivated team of experienced and talented individuals who have been committed to innovation, quality and customer satisfaction for nearly 50 years. New Way® refuse trucks represent the best values in the industry with superior service and support over the life of the product. Combining economy with safety, performance and durability, New Way® is proud to manufacture the finest equipment for customers around the world. Learn more at www.newwaytrucks.com.