Peterbilt delivered a Model 520EV refuse vehicle to City of Roses (COR) Disposal & Recycling, in Portland, Oregon. The zero-emissions Model 520EV will provide recycling and waste collection services for the City of Portland and advance its environmental sustainability initiatives.
Leaders from COR Disposal & Recycling, Portland General Electric Company, the City of Portland, McNeilus, and Peterbilt recently gathered to reveal the new Model 520EV and celebrate this electrification milestone. Local media had the opportunity to ride along with the emission-free vehicle to experience the Model 520EV’s first pickup in Northwest Portland as part of the public unveiling event.
“This is an exciting opportunity both for COR to receive the State of Oregon’s first EV of its kind, and for us to be able to focus on the underserved community of East Portland to improve air quality and provide workforce development opportunities,” said Alando Simpson CEO of COR Disposal & Recycling.
Powering an Electric Refuse Truck
The Peterbilt Model 520EV is designed as a zero emissions commercial and residential refuse solution. It can handle up to 1,100 trash bins on a single charge.
In addition, the 520EV utilizes regenerative braking, which allows frequent stops to benefit the vehicle. During each stop, the Model 520EV transfers energy into its battery packs, resulting in an extended operating range and reduced brake pad wear.
The Model 520EV is equipped with a McNeilus rear loader and can complete a full day of bin collections on a single charge. It provides extended operating range to Portland's COR Disposal & Recycling in addition to regenerative braking to enhance safety and optimized vehicle performance.
“Peterbilt leads the charge in commercial vehicle electrification and is proud to deliver this Model 520EV to COR Disposal & Recycling,” said Jake Montero, Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing. “We are committed to supporting our customers as they integrate electric vehicles into their fleet operations.”
- Class: 8
- GCWR: 66,000 lbs.
- Used for: Right-Hand Side Loader and Rear Loader Refuse Collection
- Max Horsepower: 670 hp (500kw)
- Front Axle & Suspension: 20,000 - 23,000 lbs.
- Rear Axle & Suspension: 46,000 lbs.
- Est Daily Range: 80 - 120 Miles Per Charge (1,100 Bin Pickups)
- Minimum Charge Time: 3 Hours
Peterbilt has a dedicated team available to help identify the best EV configuration for customer operations, locate available incentives and help choose from the wide selection of PACCAR chargers and infrastructure solutions.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online