Electric garbage trucks

Thursday, 27 June 2019

The following comments can be attributed to City of Greater Geelong Director City Services Guy Wilson-Browne:

We are very pleased to be a part of the Cleanaway trial of electric vehicles.
Supporting businesses that are pushing boundaries to achieve new standards in sustainable design is one of our major priorities as a UNESCO City of Design.
As well as the obvious environmental benefits of reduced emissions, replacing the diesel engine and gearbox with electric motors will make the trucks significantly quieter.
It is anticipated that the new trucks will improve our service by reducing the impact on residents during early morning collections.
We warmly welcome this trial and look forward to seeing truck technology evolve in the coming years that will help us to reduce our environmental impact and improve our services for the community.

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