- Loadmaster, a company that manufactures sanitation truck bodies, has partnered with Motiv Power Systems to build the first electric waste vehicle.
- The $1.2 million truck will be used by the Chicago's sanitation department.
- The city of Chicago plans to acquire 19 more electric trucks, at a total cost of approximately $13.4 million, if the test vehicle proves a success.
A typical sanitation truck costs around $250,000. So why is Chicago spending millions on electric garbage trucks? “The city of Chicago is trying to develop a greener image, and they're going to start in their refuse department,” said Dave Brisson, president of Loadmaster.