Battle Motors Introduces an Advanced Battery Electric Vehicle Refuse Truck to California, Paving the Way for a Zero-Emissions Future

Battle Motors Introduces an Advanced  Battery Electric Vehicle Refuse Truck to California,  Paving the Way for a Zero-Emissions Future

Integrating Heil Rapid Rail® Automated Side Loader technology, the revolutionary LET2 EV truck is eligible for the California HVIP program and available now at Velocity Truck Center

[Los Angeles, CA.] September 18, 2023 – In an industry-leading move towards meeting statewide targets for sustainable urban waste management, Battle Motors proudly unveils California EV (Electric Vehicle) refuse truck, the 3-axle LET2 (Low Entry Tilt 2), featuring the Heil Rapid Rail® Automated Side Loader Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV). With it’s commitment to assist operators in reducing their carbon footprint while upgrading their fleets with the latest in-cab and auxiliary technologies, Battle Motors' innovative solutions mark a significant step in revolutionizing municipal fleets.

Boasting an 8.67-ton legal payload capacity, Battle Motors's tech-driven truck represents an innovative leap forward in waste management, distinguishing itself from conventional CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) alternatives with an unrivaled feature set including its impressive payload efficiency, zero emissions, and life cycle cost-effectiveness.

"Battle Motors is immensely proud to introduce our EV refuse truck in California," remarked Michael Patterson, CEO and Founder of Battle Motors. "The Battle Motors' LET2 EV truck incorporating Heil Rapid Rail ASL technology is a testament to our unwavering commitment to sustainable transportation solutions and our determination to contribute significantly to California's carbon reduction objectives. Battle Motors is taking the lead in transforming waste management and driving towards a cleaner, greener future in our state and beyond."

This heavy-duty truck’s robust feature set translates into large-scale, measurable improvements, especially when considering an entire fleet. For example, the expanded payload capacity reduces waste collection trips on a 3-axle configuration, reducing road congestion and minimizing transportation-related carbon emissions. The truck's electric motor ensures near-silent operation, curbing noise pollution during waste collection activities—a critical attribute in residential neighborhoods that fosters positive relations between operators and local communities

The heart of this advanced solution is Battle Motors’ in-cab technologies, including a digital dash running everything from proprietary RevolutionOS™ to MobilEye vision-based safety systems. For unrivaled refuse operations, the OEM integrated the best-in-class Heil Rapid Rail® Automated Side Loader Refuse Collection Vehicle, a system with over three decades of industry-leading reliability in automated refuse collection. Its exceptional functionality includes a lengthy reach, swift cycle times, a continuous packing system, and a structurally efficient design, all of which contribute to unparalleled productivity and efficiency for fleets of all sizes.

“In collaboration with Battle Motors, Heil's proven Rapid Rail body, one of the lightest, most efficient automated side loaders in the domestic market, not only addresses the weight challenges posed by electric chassis but also allows for a 3-axle configuration, further maximizing overall load capacity,” commented Pat Carroll, President of Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), parent company of Heil. “Combined with a reduced battery consumption rate versus traditional sideload bodies, we’re clearly demonstrating our dedication to making compliance with California’s SB 1383 a seamless proposition for our fleets as we help shape a more efficient, sustainable future.”

Charging convenience and efficiency are other key advantages of the LET2 EV truck. Through Battle Motors’ partnership with PositivEnergy, a turn-key charging solution of Level 2 and 3 chargers is available for customers. Ideal for the refuse segment, a driver can arrive in the morning, do their route and the vehicle charges overnight in the yard so when they return the next morning, the truck is good to go.

“The Battle Motors LET2 EV with the Heil Rapid Rail is poised to handle 1,000 to 1,200 refuse containers per day and between 8 to 10 hours on route collecting refuse before needing a recharge,” affirmed Ron Creighton, Fleet and Municipal Sales Representative at Velocity Truck Centers. “Playing a role in optimizing this game-changing refuse truck for the Southern California market along with partners such as Bodyworks Equipment, Inc. underscores Velocity Truck Centers’ commitment to providing electric mobility to our valued customers while also offering them a forward-looking blueprint for support and services.”

As California steers towards a zero-emissions future, Battle Motors is poised to be an influential driving force, shaping the landscape of municipal transportation with groundbreaking innovations like the LET2 EV.

The LET2 EV is now available in Southern California through Velocity Truck Centers.

For Sales and Information:

Ron Creighton | Velocity Truck Center
Fleet & Municipal Sales
Office: (909) 510-4406 
Cell: (562) 755-6108   

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jennifer Gross | Battle Motors
(323) 646-8412