Thorntons Recycling, an Irish waste management company, has announced the introduction of a zero-emissions, all-electric refuse collection vehicle (eRCV) to its fleet.
The 27-tonne, 6x2 eRCV Dennis Eagle truck will be deployed in Dublin and the surrounding areas and is designed for use in busy and cluttered urban environments as well as narrow rural lanes with tight access.
The highly manoeuvrable eRCV has a narrow body and chassis with rear-steer. According to the company, the eCollect will be the most environmentally-friendly vehicle in its fleet and is seen as a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability and carbon emissions reduction.
“We are committed to reducing our environmental impact and providing sustainable waste management solutions for our customers,” said Gary Brady, CEO of Thorntons Recycling. ”This new vehicle is a key part of our ongoing efforts and investment to create a cleaner, healthier future for all.”
Lee Rowland, Sales & Marketing Manager at Dennis Eagle, the manufacturer of the eRCV, said, “The need for sustainability is spreading all the time and this truck not only makes environmental sense but also operational and commercial sense, and it is generating a lot of interest in Ireland.”