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Republic Services Is Rolling Out Industry's First Fully Integrated Electric Recycling and Waste Trucks
Expects EVs to represent half of new truck purchases by 2028
Republic operates the country's fifth largest vocational fleet with 17,000 trucks, with electric collection trucks currently operating in two states. The Company has made the industry's largest commitment to fleet electrification through a multi-supplier vendor strategy. Oshkosh's
Republic provided insights to Oshkosh engineers regarding operational, safety and ergonomic features for the truck. The chassis and body are designed as a single unit, maximizing interior space and creating a unique, streamlined exterior. Safety features include an enlarged windshield for improved visibility, 360-degree cameras, lane-departure sensors and automated braking.
"As the operator of 17,000 trucks,
"We are pleased Republic sees the value in this first-of-its kind integrated, electric refuse collection vehicle," said
Two automated side-load prototypes for residential collections will hit the road in
The recycling and waste collection business is well-suited for electric vehicles, with trucks operating consistent routes and returning to a base to recharge overnight. This new truck leverages Republic's environmental services leadership and Oshkosh's experience with purpose-built heavy-duty EVs, including fire trucks, aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles, defense vehicles, access equipment and concrete placement vehicles.
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