SITA Ile de France is getting ready to clean up with the world's first electric refuse truck to offer the same performance and power levels as fossil-fueled vehicles
The 26-ton electric refuse truck is powered by five strings of seven interchangeable battery packs (equivalent to 250 kilowatt hours)
All of the different places I've lived in have had one thing in common – an early morning wake up call when the refuse truck appears in the street. Any move to make such things a little quieter is very welcome indeed, and if it benefits the environment too, then that's another tick in the plus column. Dow Kokam and PVI have announced that a fleet of much less noisy electric refuse trucks is to be rolled out in 2011 by SITA Ile de France, offering similar power and performance levels as their fossil-fueled counterparts.
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