Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) is to team up with Dutch electric powertrain developer, EMOSS, to convert diesel-powered refuse trucks into electric-powered vehicles.
The partnerships’ first vehicle, the e-One, will be launched at an invitation only event at RVS Head Office in Gloucestershire on 30 September.
The e-One, a 26ft Dennis Eager Olympus, will be shown to local authorities and vehicle operators at the event and subsequently used for for demonstration purposes.
RVS confirmed that the used vehicle is a 2016 Euro 6, which was “retrofitted with EMOSS and fully refurbished”.
The Dursley-based company added that the e-One will “eliminate local emissions and be more environmentally sustainable”.
Once converted, the company said that the vehicle will be cheaper to run when compared with diesel-run refuse vehicles.
Managing director at RVS, Spencer Law, said: “It’s a very exciting development for us and fits perfectly with our complete refuse vehicle solution promise. EMOSS are the connoisseurs of electric conversion, with a successful track record in the haulage, bus, tipper and sweeper vehicle sectors. We are experts in remanufacturing and refurbishment, as well as supplying and maintaining all makes and models of refuse vehicles, so this is the obvious next step.”
“We can repower the vehicles when they come in for refurbishment and customers can walk away with what is essentially a brand-new electric vehicle for around half the cost of a comparable vehicle direct from a manufacturer. It doesn’t matter what configuration of vehicle we are presented with we can convert it with an EMOSS electric power train.”
CSO at EMOSS, Bas Rottier, added: “We were already looking for a service network in the UK in particular for the refuse vehicle sector, and RVS presents the ideal solution. They are a one-stop shop for refuse vehicles and a multi-mark operator, with the skills and in-depth knowledge to convert vehicles from diesel to electric, as well as carry out warranty and service work on our behalf, which is exactly what we were looking for. RVS is the perfect partner for us in the UK. Like us they are a family business and have an entrepreneurial way of thinking that fits well with our ethos.”