The Electric Plug-In Serial Hybrid Sanitation Truck. The frequent stops
made by sanitation vehicles, anywhere from 1000 to 1500 per day,
make this a perfect application for the Medici electric vehicle
technologies. While the truck is stopped the Medici motors use zero
energy. While coming to a stop the motors capture that otherwise lost
energy through their regenerative braking capabilities. The
regenerative brake system will save operators of these trucks $6000 to
$10,000 per year in reduced brake system maintenance costs.
Speaking of costs, sanitation trucks typically get 2.1 to 2.3 mpg and
travel over 8000 miles per year. Our electric system can result in fuel
savings of $12,000 per year. Another advantage of the Medici electric
propulsion system is its near silent operation which will make those
irritating noisy early morning garbage pick-ups a thing of the past.
Medici's advanced electric drivetrain has been developed in partnership
with one of the preeminent manufacturers of sanitation vehicles. This
new breed of sanitation truck will reduce our dependence on foreign oil
while helping to halt the harmful effects of global warming.