Bradford bids to improve air quality with eCollect

As Bradford’s Clean Air Zone went into force, the first Dennis Eagle eCollect was put to work by Bradford Council after successfully trialling the all-electric vehicle earlier this year.  The council’s goals are to install an actual zero-emissions fleet of…

eSwingo electric sweeper wins award for Excellence in Innovation at RWM

Aebi Schmidt’s eSwingo all-electric compact sweeper has won the award for Excellence in Innovation at this year’s RWM and Let’s Recycle Awards, which were revealed ahead of the RWM and Let’s Recycle Live exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC. The eSwingo, which…

IMI announces first TechSafe Centre of Excellence

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire, the first IMI TechSafeTM Centre of Excellence.  The prestigious inaugural award recognises the outstanding achievements of the BMW Academy in developing and promoting…

St Helens Council receives the first custom-built hydrogen fuel cell RCV

Faun Zoeller UK has delivered the UK’s first custom-built, hydrogen-fuelled waste collection vehicle to St Helens Borough Council.  The truck is now ready for its integration into the council’s fleet. This pioneering investment by St Helens Borough Council forms part…

Nottingham City Council aims for carbon neutral target with seven new eSwingos 

Nottingham City Council has ordered seven fully electric eSwingo compact sweepers from Aebi Schmidt as it works towards its target of becoming the UK’s first carbon-neutral city. Nottingham City Council has set a deadline of 2028 to achieve its net…

Transport Minister and Mayor of Tees Valley witness hydrogen refuelling of the Electra eCargo FCEV

Trudy Harrison, Minister of State for Transport and Ben Houchen, Mayor of Tees Valley, were the first senior politicians in the country to see the live refuelling of Electra Commercial Vehicles’ 19-tonne hydrogen fuel cell temperature-controlled HGV at Teesside on…

HAKO appoints Cyril Johnston as distributor for Northern Ireland 

Hako Machines UK has assigned its Northern Irish distributorship to Cyril Johnston, one of the largest suppliers and distributors of garden machinery and leisure goods in the UK and Ireland. Cyril Johnston will now add Hako’s extensive range of sweepers…