Peterbilt Delivers Model 520EV Refuse Vehicle to City of Roses Disposal & Recycling

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Denton, TX, November 9, 2023 — Peterbilt is pleased to announce the delivery of a Model 520EV refuse vehicle to City of Roses (COR) Disposal & Recycling, in Portland, Oregon. The zero-emissions Model 520EV will provide recycling and waste collection services for the City of Portland and advance its environmental sustainability initiatives.

Leaders from COR Disposal & Recycling, Portland General Electric Company, the City of Portland, McNeilus and Peterbilt recently gathered to reveal the new Model 520EV and celebrate this electrification milestone. Local media had the opportunity to ride along with the emission-free vehicle to experience the Model 520EV’s first pickup in Northwest Portland as part of the public unveiling event.  

“This is an exciting opportunity both for COR to receive the State of Oregon’s first EV of its kind, and for us to be able to focus on the underserved community of East Portland to improve air quality and provide workforce development opportunities,” said Alando Simpson CEO of COR Disposal & Recycling.

The Model 520EV is equipped with a McNeilus rear loader and can complete a full day of bin collections on a single charge, showcasing its exceptional efficiency and productivity. It provides extended operating range to COR Disposal & Recycling in addition to regenerative braking to enhance safety and optimized vehicle performance.                                                                                                                                                   

“Peterbilt leads the charge in commercial vehicle electrification and is proud to deliver this Model 520EV to COR Disposal & Recycling,” said Jake Montero, Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing. “We are committed to supporting our customers as they integrate electric vehicles into their fleet operations.”  

Peterbilt has a dedicated team available to help identify the best EV configuration for customer operations, locate available incentives and help choose from the wide selection of PACCAR chargers and infrastructure solutions. Visit for more information.

About COR Disposal & Recycling: 
COR's mission is to divert waste from landfills. COR is the only minority-owned waste & recycling company in the country, holding a B-Corp certification that balances profit with purpose. We're proud to be implementing the next generation of sustainability solutions in our community and growing the circular economy in Oregon + beyond. For more information, please visit:


Peterbilt Motors Company is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. With a complete lineup of diesel, natural gas and electric vehicles, Peterbilt has earned a global reputation for superior engineering, quality and craftsmanship. Peterbilt is Driving Uptime Every Day through innovative aftermarket services and advanced technology solutions delivered through its 425+ dealer locations in North America.

Visit for more information. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

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