On July 27, Republic Services launched its first electric collection vehicle (EV) in its California fleet. The automated side-load electric collection truck has been successfully collecting recyclables from residents throughout Santa Ana, CA.
The zero-emission electric truck, manufactured by Peterbilt, will provide cleaner and quieter operations, and can service an entire route – approximately 1,200 homes – on a single charge. The truck fully charges in four hours overnight, when energy demand is lower, and is ready to begin service the following morning.
“The environmental services industry is well-suited for fleet electrification, and Republic Services is leading these efforts throughout the country and here in Orange County,” said Area President Javara P. “Santa Ana is a forward-thinking municipality, and this electric collection truck will benefit residents, our employees and the environment.”
Making the industry’s largest commitment to electrification is just one more example of how we live by our value of being Environmentally Responsible and our promise – Sustainability in Action.