November 29, 2021 11:30 AM, EST

BYD Deploys New Jersey's First Battery-Electric Refuse Trucks

Jersey City One of the trucks in Jersey City, where it will be deployed. (BYD)

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Electric truck maker BYD Motors announced it will deliver five of its battery-electric refuse trucks to New Jersey, in what it said was the first such deployment in that state.

The fleet consists of two Class 8 BYD 8R refuse trucks that have a 25-cubic-yard compactor body, and three Class 6 BYD 6R refuse trucks that come with a 10-cubic-yard compactor body, according to the Los Angeles-based company.

The BYD electric refuse trucks have begun to be delivered to Jersey City, N.J., with the balance by the end of the year, BYD noted.

The BYD 8R carries a 250 kWh battery pack and has a range of 60 miles, or about 600 pickups, and can be recharged in two and a half hours with DC fast charging. The BYD 6R has a 211 kWh battery pack and a range of 80 miles and can be recharged in two hours, according to the company.

At the same time, BYD reported Hudson County Motors Inc. of Secaucus, N.J., one of the largest truck dealers in northern New Jersey, is BYD Motors’ first truck dealer in the U.S. — Transport Topics

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