Seattle to deploy two BYD Class 8 electric refuse trucks

Seattle solid waste hauler (sorry, “resource recovery company”) Recology has ordered two electric refuse trucks from BYD. The two BYD 8R Class 8 trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse bodies, will serve customers in the City of Seattle, and are scheduled to be delivered in early 2019.

“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 VP of Sales and Marketing.

“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 Recology VP Derek Ruckman.


Source: BYD

  • EVman88

    What are the performance specs on this truck? Why report this is if doesn’t work. What is everyone hiding in this industry? Show some videos of it working and real test results that the public can see. Is this a scam? What about all of the proof of Edward Monfort vehicles working on YouTube but no one wants to talk about these actual facts and true performance.