The partnership with Big Reuse and 3 other nonprofits will highlight the environmental benefits of all-electric delivery trucks. The NY Attorney General’s innovative project will fund leases for two all-electric Mitsubishi Fuso “eCanter” medium-duty delivery trucks to support Big Reuse core operations and services for two years, while documenting the benefits of their usage.
“New Yorkers deserve access to clean, safe and healthy environments,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “Electric trucks offer an alternative to the gas and diesel powered delivery trucks that pump noise, greenhouse gases, and other pollution into our neighborhoods – and have a dire impact on our public health and environment. This innovative partnership will showcase how zero-emission vehicles can offer a cleaner, greener, healthier, and more affordable solution for New Yorkers.”
Justin Green, Executive Director of Big Reuse, said, “Big Reuse is thrilled and proud to be part of the AG’s electric truck demonstration project. Electric trucks represent the future of trucking. As an environmental organization, Big Reuse has been waiting for an all-electric truck to take the place of polluting diesel trucks we must now use. By participating in this project, we can continue to do our environmental work in reuse and composting while demonstrating the many benefits that zero emission, electric trucks offer to the health and happiness of our communities.”