EDI Invests in New Near Zero Emission Vehicles
July 17, 2017
Escondido Disposal (EDI) is taking delivery of new Near Zero (NZ) natural gas powered collection vehicles and placing them into service throughout its fleet. The technologically advanced Near Zero engines produce almost zero emission of Nitrous Oxide (NOx), which is the primary generator of air pollution and EDI’s will be some of the first collection vehicles to operate in the State of California.
The NOx emissions are 90% less than 2010 standards, with ten NZ engines producing the NOx equivalent of just one 2010 engine. In addition, the NZ technology meets the State of California 2023 NOx and 2031 petroleum reduction goals. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) identifies that the NZ engine emissions are equivalent to a 100% battery powered vehicle using electricity from a modern natural gas power plant.
EDI has pursued a conversion to a Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) powered fleet, with 30 trucks now in service. “We are very excited to add Near Zero engines to our RNG powered fleet, which will further reduce emissions in the region,” said Steve South, President and Chief Executive Officer of EDI. South went on to state that, “EDI anticipates that the RNG powered Near Zero engines will become a recognized component of Climate Action Plans throughout the region."