ARC orders electric trucks for Copenhagen
Truck manufacturer Scania, part of the Traton Group, will deliver at least 78 all-electric L-series trucks to Amager Resource Center (ARC) in Copenhagen. The municipal waste company’s order also includes an option for a further 23 electric trucks as well as repair and maintenance contracts for eight to ten years.
Lunaz financed for new HQ and plant
British electric ‘restomodding’ startup Lunaz has closed a new funding round that brings the overall value of the company to $200 million. The company also unveiled a new ‘upcycled’ rubbish truck retrofitted with electric motors and batteries.
Hyzon and Geesinknorba agree on H2 garbage trucks
Hyzon Motors has become the exclusive vendor for hydrogen fuel cell trucks for the Dutch refuse collection company Geesinknorba. Under the agreement, 300 trucks or more are to be supplied by Hyzon during the three-year contract. The first trucks are destined for Barcelona where Geesinknorba has been contracted to provide zero-emission trucks.
Westminster streets to be cleaned with EVs
In the UK, Westminster City Council (central London) and its waste contractor Veolia have unveiled a 60 strong fleet of new and ‘upcycled’ electric vehicles. This means that street cleaning services in London’s famous West End are now completely fully electric.
Renault Trucks presents electric refuse truck with low cab
Renault Trucks is launching another electric truck variant as the manufacturer starts marketing the D Wide Z.E. Low Entry Cab, developed for waste transport. The electric refuse truck is equipped with a special, lowered cab and can be ordered throughout Europe with immediate effect.
Renault to build 10 electric refuse trucks for Neuilly-sur-Seine
The Paris suburb of Neuilly-sur-Seine will in future use eleven electric trucks for waste collection in the municipality. Following the commissioning of their first Renault D Wide Z.E. in July 2020, Suez, the company responsible for waste collection, has now ordered ten more units of the electric truck.
South Korea’s first fuel cell refuse truck launched
South Korea’s first hydrogen-powered garbage truck entered service a few days ago in Changwon. The 5-ton truck with fuel cell will initially be tested for one year as part of a project of the South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy with Hyundai Motor and the Korea Automotive Technology Institute.
BYD delivers 9 electric garbage trucks to Brazil
BYD has delivered nine electric trucks to the Rio de Janeiro municipal cleaning company Comlurb, which will use the BYD T8 electric trucks for waste collection. This will apparently make the fleet the largest fleet of electric trucks outside of China.