Waste firm Recycling Lives has taken on two zero tailpipe emissions Renault E-Tech D18 Wides at its site in Preston. The vehicles long battery life, accompanied with its zero tailpipe emissions and little traffic noise, make it the ideal for operating in urban areas.
Waste firm Recycling Lives has taken delivery of two new battery electric Renault E-Tech D18 Wides, the first electric skip loaders to run on UK roads. The new trucks will operate from the companiy’s Preston site and will be used in daily operations, servicing commercial and household customers.
Gerry Marshall, Recycling Lives chief executive, said: “As part of our decarbonisation strategy, we are looking to further reduce our carbon footprint by using more sustainable fuel solutions, this could include for example green hydrogen which is part of our Energy from Waste project.”
As orginally reported in Motor Transport, the first truck is now in operation, and Recycling Lives will receive the second vehicle soon. The Renault Trucks E-Tech D Wides battery capacity allows the vehicle to operate for a whole day, with zero emissions and minimal traffic noise. These characteristics make the trucks ideally suited to cities aiming for decarbonisation targets, and their low noise makes them perfect for usage in metropolitan areas.