Paris is the place to be as far as eco-friendly waste management cleanup is concerned. Electric-powered trash trucks are expected to patrol the suburbs where the only fumes that will be sniffed are that of rotting food that are included in the local garbage bags.
These are 26 ton trucks where each one saves up to about 130 tons of CO2 emissions per year compared to the traditional diesel-powered models.
The trash truck, built by PVI Electric Powertrain, features liquid cooled lithium-ion battery packs from Dow Kokam that tout a 10 year usable life and stability in extreme climates.
Each truck will have five strings of seven battery packs, which provide the equivalent of 250 kilowatt hours of energy.