Republic Services unveiled the first fully integrated electric recycling and waste collection truck. It will begin operating two fully integrated electric recycling and waste truck prototypes this fall and expects EVs to represent half of its new truck purchases in the next five years.
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.