e-One electric refuse vehicle sells out on day one!
Refuse Vehicle Solutions Ltd (RVS) has sold the first e-One converted electric refuse truck and has been inundated with orders since launching its new electric repowering solution at a special two-day event this month...
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 are already well known as the connoisseurs of electric conversion with a successful track record in the haulage, bus, tipper and sweeper vehicle sectors. The average turnaround time to convert a diesel refuse vehicle is 12-weeks.
The e-One was received very positively by everyone who attended the launch event and the first demonstration vehicle was sold on day one to The Recycling Partnership, a commercial waste operator in the South East.
Spencer Law, Managing Director, RVS: “We couldn’t have asked for a better response. The feedback was terrific, the first e-One refuse truck has been sold and we’ve received five orders already. Work on these vehicles will start next week and we expect to complete the first vehicle within 12-weeks as promised.”
There has been so much interest in the e-One that, before being delivered to its new home, the vehicle will be visiting councils and private sector waste operators who have booked a demonstration, which includes real-life collections performed 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 and Bristol. Private sector waste operators were also well represented and included Grundons, Paperround, FCS, Crawleys, Devon Contract Waste, Ubico and Viridor. Vehicle manufacturers Farid Hillend, Johnstons and Mellor Buses were also present at the launch.
Vernon Edwards, Head of Business Development, EMOSS gave a presentation to guests: “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.”
The e-One refuse vehicle is zero emissions and zero noise, and comes with a five-year battery, body and bin lift warranty. The vehicle 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.
Spencer continued: “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 vehicle with an EMOSS power train.”