Jersey City deploys electric collection trucks

Hudson County Motors and BYD will provide the first all-electric refuse trucks on the US East Coast capable of working an entire route.

These five all-electric rear loader collection trucks will go to work on normal daily collection routes, providing regular zero-emission collection services for the City of Jersey City, NJ

“Jersey City will be a model for what is now possible with zero-emission refuse trucks.” says John Gerra, senior director of business development with BYD Motors.

“We look forward to helping provide clean streets and clean air for the residents of Jersey City.”

The project is being supported by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Sanitation Equipment Corp. of Totowa, NJ.

Hudson County Motors is BYD’s fully authorized truck dealer for Northern New Jersey. Based in Secaucus, NJ, Hudson County Motors is well positioned to support the New Jersey electric refuse truck market.

Hudson County Motors has partnered with Climate Change Mitigation Technologies LLC (CCMT), a pioneer in medium- and heavy-duty commercial fleet truck electrification projects. CCMT is providing project management services for all of Hudson County Motors’ electric truck programs.

BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and has more than 12,000 electric trucks in service around the world.