Cities are noisy places. From the clatter of construction to the screech of the subway, urbanites live with loud and often unexpected sounds at all hours of the day. The rumble of the garbage truck as it pauses between pickups is one of the sounds that is as iconic as it is irritating.
Thanks to North America’s first all-electric garbage truck, residents of some Chicago neighborhoods start the day without the morning roar of solid waste management. Unlike conventional diesel vehicles, Chicago’s electric garbage truck does not idle loudly as it makes its way between buildings. However, electric garbage trucks are poised to deliver more than just peaceful mornings.