Los Angeles Sanitation (LASAN) has completed a demonstration project using a Class 6 battery-electric refuse truck developed by BYD and Wayne Engineering.
During the four-month pilot, the truck logged over 5,200 miles, and achieved an average range of 99 miles. Operating on the same routes and variable terrain as LASAN’s regular trucks, the e-garbage truck delivered up to four tons per day to the landfill, all on a single charge, with no major mechanical or performance issues.
“We’ve been designing and manufacturing innovative equipment for the waste management sector for half a century, and that has all been a buildup to this project, bringing cutting-edge electric technology to refuse hauling, which can easily be a zero-emission operation,” said Kevin Watje, CEO of Wayne Engineering.
“BYD set out to prove that our battery-electric refuse trucks reliably achieve 100 miles of range in everyday operating conditions, and we achieved that goal with a record-breaking 99 miles per charge over a four-month timeframe,” said Macy Neshati, Senior VP of BYD Heavy Industries. “This demonstration with LA Sanitation proves to other municipal refuse fleets that electrification is possible today.”