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Loadmaster unveils first electric refuse truck

The first all-electric Class 8 refuse truck in the United States left Loadmaster in Norway for Chicago on December 19th. Looking to the greener side of waste, the city of Chicago received a grant for $ 13.4 million to purchase 20 electric trucks. The first prototype will cost the city $ 1.2 million. The contract …
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Parker and Autocar receive follow-on order for 29 refuse trucks with RunWise series hydraulic hybrid drive system

advertising Miami-Dade County in south Florida has placed a follow-on order for 29 Autocar E3 refuse trucks featuring Parker Hannifin’s RunWise series hydraulic hybrid technology. Miami-Dade used funding from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to purchase 15 of the vehicles as part of the National Clean Diesel Campaign’s Emerging Technologies List. RunWise is …
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Chicago awards $13.4M contract to Motiv Power Systems for 20 Class 8 electric refuse trucks

advertising The City of Chicago has awarded San Francisco Bay Area startup Motiv Power Systems a $ 13.4-million contract for 20 Class 8 electric refuse trucks. The 52,000-lb trucks, powered by a 200 kWh battery pack, will have a range of up to 60 miles. The Motiv electric Powertrain Control System (ePCS) uses off-the-shelf batteries …
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Parker confirms 43% reduction in fuel consumption and 99% uptime for refuse trucks using RunWise technology

Parker Hannifin has announced positive results after more than a year of service for its fleet of  pre-production vehicles operating in several communities in South Florida. These Autocar E3 refuse vehicles are equipped with Parker’s RunWise Advanced Series Hybrid Drive System and on average have reduced fuel consumption by 43 percent when compared to conventional diesel …
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