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Chicago's Motiv EV Refuse Truck Eats Sofa

The City of Chicago's new all-electric refuse truck features a 60-mile range, a payload capacity of nine tons, and 1,000 lbs. per cubic yard of compaction. The vehicle is designed by Motiv Power Systems. To read the full article, click here.

Chicago Debuts First All-Electric Refuse Vehicle

The City of Chicago has added what is believed to be the first all-electric garbage truck in North America. The Motiv Electric Refuse Vehicle is being used on different residential refuse and recycling routes of up to 60 miles.

City of Chicago Considering E-15 Mandate

A City of Chicago alderman has been pushing a new ordinance that would require most fueling stations in the city to offer the E-15 blend of 85 percent gasoline and 15 percent ethanol.

Smith Electric Vehicles to Open Manufacturing Facility in Chicago

CHICAGO – Smith will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility in Chicago, marking its third location in the U.S. According to the company, the decision was partly influenced by the Mayor’s recently announced incentive program to replace diesel with electric.

Chicago to Buy 20 Electric Refuse Trucks

CHICAGO - The City of Chicago plans to purchase 20 electric refuse trucks from Motiv Power Systems for $13.4 million. Each vehicle is a Class 8 truck with a range of 60 miles.