Autocar testing electric refuse truck


Autocar has begun discipline testing of its new all-electric cabover refuse truck, the E-ACX.

Two alpha items have been constructed, that includes a zero-emissions, all-electric powertrain. Autocar says the testing, going down in Birmingham, Ala., is meant to make sure the vehicles can deal with the identical rigors as its diesel and compressed pure fuel counterparts.

Each are automated facet loaders.

“We’re excited to proceed our function as a frontrunner in inexperienced innovation for refuse and different vocations with the event of the E-ACX platform,” stated Timothy Thornton, vice-president and normal supervisor – refuse at Autocar.
“The E-ACTT crew that developed our all-electric terminal tractor will get numerous credit score for main the BEV improvement and bringing this know-how to severe-duty requirements. The E-ACX is one other step in our objective to assist fleets obtain zero emissions whereas not compromising on efficiency or sturdiness.” 

The corporate says it has partnered with clients to conduct validation testing in actual work situations.

Electric Autocar refuse truck
Autocar’s E-ACX electrical refuse truck. (Photograph: Autocar)


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