BYD Motors LLC, Hudson County Motors Inc., Sanitation Equipment Corporation, and Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC announced today the start of delivery of five (5) BYD refuse trucks to the city of Jersey City, New Jersey. This is the first deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in New Jersey and the largest deployment of battery-electric refuse trucks in the United States to date. The trucks have begun operation in normal duty service, delivery is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
The BYD refuse trucks are all third-generation equipment and use BYD’s state-of-the-art lithium iron phosphate batteries. The fleet consists two BYD 8R refuse trucks that have a 25-cubic-yard compactor body and three BYD 6R refuse trucks that come with a 10-cubic-yard compactor body. The BYD 8R carries a 280+ kWh battery pack and has a range of 600 pick-up plus 60 miles and can be recharged in a little as two and a half hours with DC fast charging. The BYD 6R has 211 kWh battery pack and a range of 80 miles and can be re-charged in as little as two hours using DC fast charging.
Two of the battery-electric refuse trucks will be on display at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities annual conference held Nov. 16-18 at the Atlantic City Convention Center, 1 Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City. Experts from Hudson County Motors and BYD will be on hand to answer questions. Information about the conference can be found at conference.njlm.org.
The Jersey City zero-emission battery-electric truck fleet project was developed by Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT), the leading New Jersey-based developer and manager of zero-emission public and private truck and bus fleet projects. CCMT is partnered with Hudson County Motors, Inc. in Secaucus, New Jersey, one of the largest truck dealers in northern New Jersey and the first BYD Motors truck dealer in the nation. The NJDEP, CCMT, Hudson County Motors, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation all partnered together.
Tom Del Gaudio, Manager of New Truck Sales and Director of electric truck fleet solutions at Hudson County Motors Inc. said: “I have driven many different diesel trucks, but battery-electric trucks have more torque and power as well as a smoother ride. These BYD refuse trucks will deliver quiet and pollution-free operations to cities and towns across New Jersey. With the leadership of people like Governor Murphy and Mayor Fulop, you will see the future of sanitation trucks driving through Jersey City today and every day. I want to congratulate Jersey City and my colleagues at Hudson County Motors, CCMT, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation for their diligent work over several years to make this ground-breaking project a reality.”
James Sherman, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT) said: “The start-and-stop operation of the diesel refuse truck makes is one of the most inefficient and most polluting trucks operating in New Jersey’s cities and towns; it’s also the reason why they are the ideal candidate for fleet electrification. The NJDEP agreed with this assessment and that’s why CCMT and its partners are rolling out multiple municipal DPW battery-electric refuse truck projects across New Jersey. I want to thank our partners at the NJDEP, Hudson County Motors, BYD, and Sanitation Equipment Corporation, all of whom collaborated to make this possible and once again show the nation and world that New Jersey will show the way and lead in the fight against climate change.”
George Miller, Director of Electric Trucks for BYD Motors, said: “Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Jersey City, the NJDEP, Hudson County Motors, Climate Change Mitigation Technologies, and Sanitation Equipment Corp., BYD Class 6 and 8 Electric Refuse Trucks will be hard at work on the streets of Jersey City. BYD brings a combination of innovative and safe battery technology, and the experience of over 14,000 heavy duty battery electric trucks operating worldwide to the Garden State of New Jersey. We are proud to be here, and proud to be part of the clean energy transition benefitting the citizens of Jersey City and its DPW workers.”
Carla Iommetti, Vice-President of Sanitation Equipment Corporation, said:“Sanitation Equipment Corporation is very excited to have had input in the engineering, build, and design of these first electric refuse trucks. Labrie, the manufacturer of Leach, Labrie and Wittke refuse truck bodies, has the most knowledgeable engineering department in its field, which was crucial in the integration of this specialty equipment. With Sanitation Equipment Corporation’s extensive experience and knowledge of the refuse industry, we feel we have partnered with the right group to ensure this rollout and future projects of this kind are a success. We look forward to working with our partners at Hudson County Motors, Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC, and BYD to roll out fleets of battery electric refuse trucks across New Jersey and New York.”