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Whole-series electronic sanitation vehicles debut in Beijing

(CRI Online)    09:45, August 21, 2016

The new electric sanitation vehicles on display in Beijing on August 18, 2016. [Photo: people.com.cn]

Beijing, the capital city of China, is to be seeing more environmental-friendly sanitation vehicles on its streets soon.

This comes with the cooperation between the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group and Chinese motor company BYD to upgrade the city's sanitation vehicles from using gas to electricity.

The first batch of the whole series electric sanitation vehicles made a debut in Beijing on August 18. The electric sanitation vehicles include 26 modes, covering a wide range of road sanitation functions, from road sweeping and garbage transportation to garbage disposal.

After the upgrade, it is estimated that a 16-ton electric-powered sweeping truck will produce 80 tons less of carbon dioxide a year than the original gas-powered truck.

A total of 791 electric sanitation vehicles, representing about 45 percent of all the sanitation vehicles in the city, will be moving on the streets by the end of this year, according to Zhu Jiacai, general manager of the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group.

Further, by the end of next year all the sanitation vehicles in Beijing will be upgraded to electric ones, achieving zero gas emissions by sanitation vehicles into the environment.



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