Commercial EV provider Zero Nox has partnered with the Jospong Group, a diversified holding company based in Ghana, to retrofit a fleet of 1,000 refuse trucks from Jospong Group subsidiary Zoomlion.
The trucks will be converted from gas to electric power using the ZeroNox Electric Powertrain Platform (ZEPP), which uses LFP batteries.
The companies demonstrated a prototype of the electric refuse truck at a recent ceremony to announce the partnership.
The Jospong Group expects to save $323 million, and to reduce CO2 emissions by 400,000 metric tons, over five years.
“I am delighted about this partnership, which holds great prospects for the sustainability agenda of Ghana and Africa as a whole,” said Dr. Joseph Siaw Agyepong, Executive Chairman of the Jospong Group. “The Jospong Group is leading the transition to green energy by powering our fleet with ZeroNox’s highly differentiated technology.”