Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric RCV to the Recycling Partnership since launching its new electric repowering solution at the end of September.
The first demonstration vehicle was sold on day one to The Recycling Partnership, a commercial waste operator in the South East.
The e-One refuse truck is the result of a joint initiative between RVS and Dutch electric power train developers EMOSS to repower and convert diesel refuse vehicles into electric vehicles in the UK. EMOSS is already known for electric conversion with a track record in the haulage, bus, tipper and sweeper vehicle sectors. The average turnaround time to convert a diesel refuse vehicle is 12-weeks.
Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS says: ‘We couldn’t have asked for a better response. The feedback was terrific, the first e-One refuse truck has been sold, and we have received five orders already. Work on these vehicles will start mid-October.’
The e-One demonstrator will visit a series of councils and operators, before delivery to its new home. Potential clients who have booked a demonstration can view its performance during collections carried out by local crew members and assisted by an RVS engineer.
Guests who attended the event included representatives from councils across the UK such as Horsham, Chichester, Brighton & Hove, Lichfield, Flincher, Ubico and Bristol. Private sector waste operators were also well represented and included Grundons, Paperround, FCS, Crawleys, Devon Contract Waste, and Viridor. Vehicle manufacturers Farid Hillend, Bucher Municipal and Mellor Buses were also present at the launch.
Vernon Edwards, Head of Business Development, EMOSS said: ‘We are delighted to partner with RVS. Their premises, capabilities, skills and knowledge are impressive, and they are very well equipped to convert diesel refuse vehicles to electric. They can also carry out warranty and service work on our behalf. We are confident that the e-One will be a great success in the UK.’
Zero noise, zero emissions
The e-One refuse vehicle is zero emissions and zero noise, and comes with a five-year battery, body and bin lift warranty.
‘The truck is efficient, safe, user-friendly 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 less maintenance than a traditional RCV,’ comments Spencer.
‘We can repower customers’ existing refuse vehicles as part of a refurbishment and deliver them a brand-new electric refuse collection vehicle (RCV) for less than half the cost of an electric RCV direct from a manufacturer. We can convert any configuration of a vehicle with an EMOSS power train.’
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