Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has signed a contract with Dutch electric-powertrain developer EMOSS to repower refuse vehicles in the UK.
Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS said: ‘It’s an exciting development for us and fits perfectly with our complete refuse vehicle solution promise. EMOSS is a connoisseur of electric conversion, with a successful track record in the haulage, bus, tipper and sweeper vehicle sectors. RVS is the expert in remanufacturing and refurbishment, as well as supplying and maintaining all makes and models of refuse vehicles, so this is the obvious next step.
‘We can repower the vehicles when they come in for refurbishment and customers can walk away with what is essentially a brand-new electric vehicle for around half the cost of a comparable vehicle direct from a manufacturer. It doesn’t matter what configuration of vehicle we are presented with we can convert it with an EMOSS electric power train.’
The first demonstration electric refuse vehicle from RVS, the e-One, is a 26-tonne Dennis Eagle Olympus on Dennis Eagle chassis. The new truck is being launched at an exclusive invitation-only, two-day event to be held at RVS’ Head Office in Gloucestershire on 30 September and 1 October 2020. Spaces are limited, and representatives from local authorities and vehicle operators can request an invite by emailing Debbie-Waterland@rvsl.co.uk.
As well as eliminating local emissions and being more sustainable, the e-One from RVS will be very efficient, safe, user-friendly and uncomplicated with on-screen monitors for drivers to check battery life. Once converted, the e-One is also cheaper to run when compared with diesel refuse vehicles and requires lower maintenance than a traditional RCV.
Bas Rottier, CSO, EMOSS commented: ‘We were already looking for a service network in the UK in particular for the refuse vehicle sector, and RVS presents the ideal solution. The company is a one-stop-shop for refuse vehicles and a multi-mark operator, with the skills to convert vehicles from diesel to electric, as well as carry out warranty and service work on our behalf, which is what we were looking at. RVS is the perfect partner for us in the UK. The company is a family business, like EMOSS and has an entrepreneurial way of thinking that fits well with our ethos.’