Austria’s first ever fully electro-powered waste collection vehicle is designed to use 100 percent battery power both for its drive engine and for the waste collection and compacting unit. As a result, the vehicle produces zero emissions and significantly reduces noise levels during routine operation. This is the first ever vehicle of this kind ever built in Austria. So far,fully electro-powered engines have only been on the market for regular cars or pickups, and waste collection vehicles with hybrid technology have so far used combustion engines for propulsion while drawing on battery power to operate the waste collection and compacting unit. The new electric garbage truck is now being deployed in different parts of the Vienna and for different garbage fractions (household waste, waste paper, etc.). This is the only way to find out whether the three-axle vehicle is fit for universal use and meets expectations in practice.