Custom Medium-Duty Electric Trucks for Municipal Refuse Collection Outfitted and Delivered to Major BC Municipality by Canada’s Largest Truck Equipment Supplier
DELTA, BC, July 7, 2021 — Demonstrating its expertise in electric commercial vehicle upfitting, Commercial Truck Equipment recently completed a set of start-to-finish builds including engineering, fabrication, installation, testing, and delivery of two state-of-the-art BYD Medium-Duty Truck Chassis for one of Canada’s largest municipalities.
Commercial Truck Equipment was responsible for significant customization including the design and manufacture of custom 15’ checker-plate aluminum flat decks with L-track walls, hydraulic lift gate mounts, and actuating arrow boards. Additional upgrades included both underbody and on-vehicle toolboxes from multiple manufacturers, shovel holders, backup cameras, and full custom LED lighting.
“Working with municipalities on projects like this is a core strength for us, and with our extensive EV knowledge, in-house engineering capability, and vast vendor networks, we were able to complete this on-time, and on-budget without issue.” offered Will Schwenger, Project Manager.
Utilizing its customer-centric approach to vehicle customization, Commercial Truck Equipment was able to design and implement specific usability, operator comfort, and safety features tailored completely to the unique client application: large-item refuse collection such as appliances, furniture, and mattresses. The client-supplied BYD chassis have 26,000 GVWR, 335 hp electric drivetrains, a 300 km range, and 2-hour DC fast charging capability.
“We’ve been leading the commercial EV space in Canada, and it continues to be a huge focus for us moving forward. In addition to electric-drivetrain fire trucks, we also offer performance hybrid safety vehicles for aviation and structure fire, as well as electric idle-reduction upfitting and fully electric PTO’s. I think this project also shows our versatility in the EV space given that we were working with client-supplied vehicles” said Steve Tatone, President of Commercial Truck Equipment.
Commercial Truck Equipment and the Commercial Group of Companies have Canada’s largest selection of electric vocational, utility and emergency truck solutions, parts, accessories.