16-tonne Full-electric Truck with Hook Lift for Solid Waste Collection


The 16-tonne Pure Electric Truck is equipped with a high-efficiency Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor (PMSM) and high-capacity battery pack for long range driving. The integrated motor controller and modular battery pack can be adjusted for different driving ranges and road gradients commonly seen in Hong Kong and mainland China.

  • 16-tonne Full-electric Truck with Hook Lift for Solid Waste Collection
Commercialisation opportunities
Exclusive licensing
Problem addressed

The exhaust emission of diesel trucks has been affecting the air quality of Hong Kong. This first 16-tonne Pure Electric Truck in Hong Kong provides a zero-emission transportation solution for the recycling industry.

  • Integrated Vehicle System Controller (VSC) with enhanced safety control algorithm for hill-start situation
  • Rugged modular battery pack design to address the harsh operation conditions of electric truck
Key impact
  • Long driving range up to 200km on a single charge
  • Only takes one hour to fully charge the modular battery (using a 180kW off-board charger)
  • Localised PMSM and Automatic Transmission gearbox designs for high road gradient of up to 20%
  • Universal chassis system design for applications on various kinds of bus body and in different fields
  • Solid waste collection trucks
  • Logistics trucks
  • Sweepers
Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS)

Automotive Platforms and Application Systems (APAS) R&D Centre was established in 2006 by the Innovation and Technology Commission of HKSAR Government and hosted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council. The Centre undertakes R&D programmes as well as commercialising R&D results in collaboration with industry, universities and technology institutes for the development of the APAS technology. Since its establishment, APAS R&D Centre has carried out over 100 R&D projects and focus on 3 R&D areas, Green Transportation, Smart Mobility and Intelligent Systems. To facilitate greater synergy and further enhance cost effectiveness, APAS is form part of the Hong Kong Productivity Council with effect from 1 Nov 2012.