Hyzon, New Way unveil hydrogen fuel cell electric refuse truck

Hyzon and New Way's hydrogen fuel cell electric refuse truck

Hyzon and New Way Trucks unveiled a hydrogen fuel cell electric refuse truck at Waste Expo in Las Vegas this week. 

"Hyzon and New Way's strategic partnership assembled a historic vehicle to eliminate emissions within a hard-to-abate industry," says Hyzon CEO Parker Meeks. "This is evidence of our shared mission to provide North American refuse collection fleets with an alternative power solution that both meets zero emissions requirements and performs the hard work a refuse truck needs to delivery day in and day out." 

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Hyzon says the hydrogen fuel cells in the truck can provide consistent power over 125 miles, including up to 1,200 cart lifts and trips to the transfer station. The truck also features New Way's automated side loader, the Sidewinder XTR, with up to a 12-foot reach and a large six-cubic-yard hopper. 

"As a growing market leader with a long history in building high-performance refuse collection equipment, New Way is in a unique position to be able to bring this sustainable, alternative power solution to waste haulers looking to meet decarbonization objectives and other clean energy requirements."

After the expo, the truck will test on California routes with San Francisco-based hauler Recology, an employee-owned solid waste and recycling collection and processing company. 

"As a leader in fleet sustainability, we're proud to partner with New Way and Hyzon to bring the first hydrogen fuel cell electric collection vehicle to test in our communities in California," says Recology CEO Sal Coniglio. "Recology has been preparing to transition our fleet to zero emission vehicles for nearly six years, and we've yet to see a hydrogen fuel cell powered refuse truck on the market during that time. This development is a major milestone, and we're thrilled to be the first to demo this technology to help move our business and the industry forward." .

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