EnviroNZ has collaborated with Australian partners to design and build New Zealand’s first zero emission electric powered waste vehicle.

The technology selected was the result of a global search. The vehicle is not fitted with any diesel support engines or range extenders. Careful consideration was given to every aspect of the build, including low rolling resistance tyres and bio-degradable hydraulic oil.  This long-life, plant-based hydraulic oil further reduces reliance on hydrocarbons. EnviroNZ has been able to form a base model so it can recycle older vehicles, rather than replace them.

EnviroNZ is currently working on technology that will enable the vehicles to be emergency power sources during natural disasters.