Company to test zero emission collection vehicle furthering its commitment to sustainability
Waste Management of Southern California announced today that it will begin the pilot of an all-electric collection truck in the City of El Cajon later this month.
The Peterbilt 520EV Class-8 battery-electric automated side loader is being tested in collaboration with Transportation Power Inc., Peterbilt Motors Company and the California Energy Commission as a demonstration project to help determine the feasibility of electrically powered trucks for use in waste collection.
“As advocates for sustainability, we’re excited to test this truck as one more way we are working for a more sustainable tomorrow,” said Kristine Costa, municipal and community affairs representative for Waste Management of San Diego. “We’re grateful for the collaboration with such great organizations and thrilled to be testing it in a city that shares our values and commitment to the environment.”
Currently, Waste Management operates the largest heavy-duty fleet of near-zero emission vehicles in North America. This testing of zero-emission battery-electric technology is part of the company’s commitment to being an industry leader in the “cleanest and greenest” transportation.
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