The serial production of a new, electric garbage truck based on an invention created at the University of Debrecen is ready to start. This unique electric garbage truck operates with an electric motor, and it is capable of covering 150 km with a single charging of its batteries, which corresponds to the daily waste collection route of a garbage truck. After the successful trial operations, the serial production of the new waste collecting trucks can also be started. The electric garbage truck is twice as expensive as one with a traditional diesel engine, but the return on investments brings it to even in just six years. The alternative drive can also be retrofitted to older garbage trucks, and so this technology can also offer a solution to waste management companies for the renovation of their existing vehicles.