Mega Electric Waste Truck to fit in better with the urban surroundings, Mega Electric Waste Truck has been given a more friendly and aesthetically pleasing design, which is also very easy to keep clean, taking away much of the negative image currently surrounding waste truck removal vehicles.
The Electric Waste Truck is a fully electrically powered concept to provide a clean and silent alternative to the current loud and polluting trucks.
garbage trucks are excellent candidates for electric drive. Most of their time is spent stopping, starting or idling. These activities are where internal combustion engines are their least efficient. In preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games, 3,000 of the internal combustion engine garbage trucks in Beijing were replaced with lithium ion polymer battery pack electric drive trucks.The batteries were procured for about $3,300 each. In France, some all-electric garbage trucks produced by Power Vehicle Innovation have been operating since 2011 in the city of Courbet, the first local authorities in France to acquired them.
In 2014, North America became home to its own electric garbage truck. Called the ERV (electric refuse vehicle) it hit the road in Chicago in September 2014. It was the first of an up to $13.4 million purchase order for up to 20 trucks. The PO was won in a competitive bid by Motive Power Systems in 2012. The majority of the money used to purchase the first truck came from a DOE grant secured by then-Senator Barack Obama. The City of Chicago runs the Motive ERV on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles, saving 2,688 gallons a year.
Chicago specified that this ERV must meet the demanding requirements placed on all of its garbage trucks. This included 60 mile range, a payload capacity of nine tons and 1000 pounds per cubic yard of compaction. These specifications make the ERV capable of use anywhere in Chicago. To supply enough electricity to move the truck and power the hydraulics all day, the ERV is equipped with 200 kilowatt-hours of energy, in ten battery packs. Full charge time is 8 hours using the Mot iv Universal Fast Charger.
Wright speed provides electric power train for garbage trucks and other medium-duty trucks.