Move to zero-emission electric vehicle (EV) fleet

Changeworks trials electric van

Edinburgh-based Changeworks Recycling has unveiled its first electric van in the hopes of cleaning up the city’s business waste collections.

The electric van will be trialled for six months before the introduction of a £1 million programme to replace Changework’s entire fleet of 26 vehicles, which currently run on bio-diesel.

Waste and recyclable materials will be collected from businesses in the Essential Edinburgh BID area.

Mike McConnell, Fleet Manager at Changeworks Recycling, said: “It was important to us that we use an electric vehicle that is suitable for the narrow streets of Edinburgh yet large enough for us to minimise the number of return trips to our depot.

“It has taken over 18 months from design to delivery but it will be worth the wait.”

Cambridgeshire councils investigate move to zero-emission fleet

Veolia rolls out electric vans in Brent

Two electric ‘eco-vans’ have replaced diesel vehicles in the London borough of Brent, preventing 30 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions – equivalent to taking ten petrol cars off the road, the council says.

The new electric vans have been introduced by Veolia and will support the delivery of a greener waste collection and maintenance service.

Marcin Ladynski, Fleet Manager for Veolia Brent, said: “Veolia’s fleet innovation team are actively involved in trials of new electric vehicle technologies, including street cleansing and refuse collection vehicles that have lower emissions outputs.

“We’re delighted to work with Brent Council on clean air solutions and look forward to delivering more in the future.”

The electric vans will work alongside three hybrid cage vehicles that are used to maintain Brent’s parks.

Veolia rolls out electric vans in Brent

J&J Services announces launch of electric wheeled bin emptying vehicle

J&J Services of Bedford has become the first UK importer and distributor of an electric wheeled-bin emptying vehicle.

The company says the vehicle is cost efficient as well as environmentally friendly, with fully electric side loading and rear unloading.

The body, lifting structure and waste hopper cover all use high HSLA steel, which is designed to ensure there is no rust or deformation over a long period of time.

The large loading capacity uses standard wheelie bins of 240 and 360 litres and the vehicle retains waste in the fully enclosed hopper during the loading and transporting process, so debris does not get blown away or litter the road.

Cambridgeshire councils investigate move to zero-emission fleet

First UK Importer of electric wheeled bin emptying vehicle

J&J Services of Bedford has become the first UK importer and distributor of an electric wheeled-bin emptying vehicle.

The company says the vehicle is cost efficient as well as environmentally friendly, with fully electric side loading and rear unloading.

The body, lifting structure and waste hopper cover all use high HSLA steel, which is designed to ensure there is no rust or deformation over a long period of time.

The large loading capacity uses standard wheelie bins of 240 and 360 litres and the vehicle retains waste in the fully enclosed hopper during the loading and transporting process, so debris does not get blown away or litter the road.

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