The major milestone for heavy duty battery electric trucks features BYD’s hardworking 8R Class-8 fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse body. - Photo courtesy of BYD.

The major milestone for heavy duty battery electric trucks features BYD’s hardworking 8R Class-8 fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse body.

Photo courtesy of BYD.

BYD, the leader in commercial electric truck deployments in the United States, delivered Seattle’s first ever all-electric refuse truck, which is also the first electric Class-8 rear loader in the United States. 

The major milestone for heavy duty battery electric trucks features BYD’s hardworking 8R Class-8 fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse body. The first-of-its-kind vehicle is now in operation with Recology in Seattle, servicing the city of Seattle with solid waste pickup. 

New Way, a family-owned business since 1971, manufactures a complete line of refuse equipment in Scranton, Iowa, including the Viper mid-compaction Rear Loader bodies. With outside cylinders and operating valve, New Way’s streamlined Viper design offers increased efficiency, safety and value. 

The Recology mission represents a fundamental shift from traditional waste management to resource recovery. The vision at Recology is to create a world without waste by developing and discovering sustainable resource recovery practices that can be implemented globally. 

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