A waste truck propelled by battery electric power will debut at Waste Expo Australia in October.
The IVECO ACCO, a diesel-free waste truck with an electric drivetrain from SEA Electric, is an Australia-first joint project involving waste body equipment specialist Superior Pak.
It will be unveiled at the three-day event to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The two-in-one body incorporates an industrial cage with electric ramp for lifting white goods and heavy items.
A more traditional compactor body at the rear is designed for use on hard waste collections in the City of Casey in Melbourne.
Available to order shortly following the expo, the ACCO is powered by SEA-Drive 180 electric driveline, featuring a 220kWh NMC batteries.
At a gross vehicle mass of up to 23.5 tonne the vehicle is specified to a range of 250 kilometres at a limited top speed of 100 kph.
The truck can be plugged in via a 22kw on-board charger from any three-phase power source.
A full battery charge takes approximately eight hours.
Battery life has been calculated at 3,500 charge cycles, tantamount to 10 years of service at five days a week.
Rob Wrigley, Superior Pak Managing Director, said the local EV program had been propelled by recent success achieved in a similar project in New Zealand, along with an increased interest in Australia for electric commercial vehicles.
“We’ve had a similar electric powered collection vehicle operating in New Zealand for some time now, and the owners are very pleased with the performance,” he said.
“The payback on the vehicle is attractive as is the low operating costs and lower total cost of ownership.” READ MORE