Volvo unveils electric garbage truck that won't wake up sleeping babies
Garbage trucks may soon be much quieter. Volvo introduced a new electric garbage truck design this week called the Volvo FE Electric. The truck is built to optimize efficiency and quietly hauling away trash.
The lithium-ion powered truck has a 125-mile range and is envisioned as the perfect trash compacting truck with no emissions. It's specifically built for a quieter ride with fewer vibrations for garbage workers riding along — and for residents who can typically hear large garbage trucks rattling through the neighborhood.
The Volvo FE Electric will be available in Europe in 2019 starting in Hamburg, Germany. The new garbage truck follows Volvo's unveiling of the FL Electric last month. The FL Electric, similarly, is an all-electric truck with a longer 185-mile range and an electric motor with 185 kilowatts of max power.
The new FE dual-electric motor model can handle heavier lifting and hold up to 60,000 pounds — perfect for garbage pick-up needs.
|Volvo's electric garbage truck promises to dramatically reduce noise pollution
Electric power means quieter trash pick-ups.