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Waste & Recycling June 14, 2019 06:30:18 AM

Lion Electric and BEV Unveil All-electric Waste Collection Truck

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By combining their expertise, Quebec companies Lion and BEV said they have been able to push the limits of innovation and the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles even further.

Lion Electric and BEV Unveil All-electric Waste Collection Truck

SEATTLE (Waste 360): At the IMPULSION MTL event in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, The Lion Electric Co. and Boivin Évolution (BEV) unveiled the world's first Class 8 waste collection truck with a powertrain and automated collection hopper that are 100 percent electric. For the first time, a zero-emission truck with a fully electric waste collection hopper and automated arm will be put into service, the companies noted.

By combining their expertise, Quebec companies Lion and BEV said they have been able to push the limits of innovation and the electrification of heavy-duty vehicles even further. Conceived, designed and manufactured for the electric market, the Lion8 chassis and the BEV all-electric automated side-loading hopper will be used to collect household waste, recycling and organic material.

"We are very proud that The Lion Electric Co. is ready to commercially launch its first all-electric Class 8 waste collection truck,” said Marc Bédard, founder and CEO of The Lion Electric Co., in a statement. “Lion and Boivin Évolution combined their know-how to make this world premiere a reality. It's one more step in our quest to electrify heavy-duty vehicles."

"Thanks to our partnership with The Lion Electric Co., we can offer an all-electric automated waste collection truck, a first in the waste collection industry,” said Claude Boivin, founder and CEO of Boivin Évolution, in a statement. “We can be very proud of this 100 percent Quebec technological breakthrough that will transform waste collection through better performance and a smaller ecological footprint."

Courtesy: https://www.waste360.com

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