"We have invested significantly in the development of this technology and to see its benefits be proven out in the marketplace is very rewarding," said
"We've been very pleased with the overall performance of the vehicles with RunWise technology," said
Beyond brake energy recovery capabilities and reduced noise levels, the Autocar refuse trucks equipped with RunWise technology commonly demonstrate annual fuel savings in the range of 35-50 percent (equivalent to a 50-100 percent improvement in fuel economy measured in miles per gallon) for the automatic side loader, reusing as much as 71 percent of the vehicle's braking energy. Additional benefits include reduced maintenance costs, less engine wear and tear as well as extended brake life.
The RunWise version of the Autocar refuse trucks is currently in operation in
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With annual sales exceeding
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