Autocar and Heil displayed the companies’ first fully integrated electric refuse truck at Waste Expo 2023, dubbed the E-ACX RevAMP. The ACX is a refuse truck platform with an electric powertrain. According to Autocar, the E-ACX is powered by dual electric motors, drawing energy from a Traction battery that is right-sized and integrated into the vehicle to allow Autocar to maximize on battery storage. The companies say that the E-ACX’s dual electric drive delivers torque that can compare to any current ICE in the refuse space.
According to Autocar, the E-ACX features a 420 kWh battery pack, thermally managed for heating and cooling. Real-time range estimates and battery health are displayed on the move. Each time an E-ACX’s is powered up, it performs a systems health check, and the company notes that technicians have an access point to live values for the thermal system, powertrain, battery system and any additional HV accessory components.