Wellington Welcomes Its First Electric Rubbish Truck
On the 12th of June 2019, PPCS released Wellington’s first fully electric rubbish truck. The Manco SEA EV10 Electricat was revealed at a ceremony at the council’s Berkley Dallard apartments with PPCS management, Wellington Mayor Justin Lester, Climate Change minister James Shaw, and most importantly, the truck’s driver himself, Maurice, present at the reveal.
The truck will join two other electric vans currently servicing over 40 Wellington City Council social housing sites. The new truck is a major step towards our target of converting 70% of our fleet to electric or hybrid by 2025. Our National fleet currently consists of 13 electric vehicles, 4 hybrid vehicles, and more to come in 2019 and 2020.
“We’re a family owned New Zealand company and we’re passionate about protecting the environment. That’s why we bought this truck and why we’ve just ordered an additional six electric vehicles. This means in the next few months 100% of the vehicles we use to service Wellington will be electric” – Sarel Bloem, PPCS General Manager.