Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) has successfully delivered the second electric conversion of a Dennis Eagle Twin Pack Refuse Collection vehicle to Islington Council.
The second order followed the success of last year when RVS converted the world’s first Dennis Eagle Twin Pack refuse collection vehicle and is one of four that will be converted before 2023 for Islington Council. The arrival of the trucks supports creating a cleaner, greener, healthier borough for everyone. These vehicles will help reduce emissions in the borough and ensure local people have cleaner air to breathe.
Lower purchase cost
The conversion process is highly sought after by councils due to the lower purchase cost of the vehicles. The instrument cluster and main components are identical, meaning even the most hard-to-please operators are optimistic about the upgraded vehicles. The latest technology has resulted in rarely degraded battery cells being able to be replaced cheaply and easily instead of changing the entire battery, which is wasteful and expensive.
High battery stability
The eco-friendly conversions are cobalt-free and offer a long-life battery with high stability.
‘We’re pleased to be working with Islington Council again, and we look forward to repowering more of their vehicles,’ said Josh Law, Head of Technical at RVS. ‘The second order is a statement of how well the first electric conversion performs, and it marked a significant milestone as we are the only UK organisation with this experience. The EMOSS technology used in the conversion has been perfected over the last 20 years, is reliable, and represents a cost-effective solution for local councils looking to reduce emissions from their fleet.’