Crane Carrier Company (CCC), a Battle Motors truck manufacturing company, announced the first delivery of battery-powered, electric refuse trucks to New York City with Liberty Ashes, Inc., a family-operated business providing the New York City metro area with waste removal & recycling for over 50 years.
Liberty Ashes, Inc. will be using the Battle One Severe Duty Refuse (formerly LET) and Battle One Crew Cab (formerly LET2) trucks to service customers in the Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, Nassau, and Suffolk areas.
Battle Motors was founded in 2021 by Mike Patterson, the founder of Romeo Power. Battle Motors acquired commercial vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Crane Carrier Company, LLC (CCC) earlier this year. (Earlier post.)
In February 2020, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order mandating a fully electric municipal fleet by 2040.
Liberty Ashes, Inc. will be one of the first private sanitation and recycling companies to purchase and utilize electric refuse trucks throughout the greater metro New York area. The company intends to use power generated from eight of their own solar stations to charge the Battle One trucks.