New York City Department of Sanitation Testing Four Different Hybrid Trucks
Green Car Congress
MAY 29, 2009
The New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) will be testing in daily operation three different types of hybrid refuse collection trucks and a hybrid rack truck. The system captures energy from braking, converts the energy to electricity, stores the electricity in lithium-ion batteries, and uses it to power the electric motor, which assists the MP7 diesel engine with propulsion of the truck. A 2 kWh Li-ion pack provides energy storage.