Republic orders 50 electric refuse trucks from McNeilus

Oct. 17, 2023
The deal will initially include 50 vehicles.

Republic Services has ordered 50 McNeilus electric refuse trucks (eRVC).

The fully integrated Volterra ZSL truck  is designed so that all systems and functions work together, from the compaction components to the battery management system to the on‐board telematics and active safety systems.

"As the operator of one of the nation’s largest fleets, Republic Services is uniquely positioned to advance decarbonization through our commitment to electrification," said Brett Rogers, Republic Services VP of operations technology in a statement. "We are leading the industry with the first McNeilus order and on track for half of our new truck purchases to be electric by 2028. We believe these electric vehicles will benefit our drivers through advanced safety and ergonomic features, and benefit the communities we serve through reduced emissions and quieter operation.”

"We are proving the value in this first‐of‐its kind fully integrated, electric refuse collection vehicle, and we are pleased to partner with Republic Services on this first order," said Lee Dreas, VP and general manager, McNeilus. "McNeilus is committed to electrification and other innovations to advance sustainability initiatives in communities across the country and more Volterra ZSL orders with other customers are in the pipeline."

Source: McNeilus Truck and Manufacturing, Inc. 

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