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Fuel savings for refuse trucks

Refuse collection vehicles (RCV) could make fuel savings of 25% with new technology being trialled in London.

The Fuel Saver Pack is capable of cost savings of around 15%, according to Dennis Eagle who are testing the technology on a Veolia-Westminster Council RCV.

Mick Friend, general sales manager for Dennis Eagle, said: “Based on an average annual fuel spend of £15,000 per vehicle the package can potentially deliver Westminster annual savings of more than £3,000.

“Westminster also wanted to achieve improvements in CO2 emissions and based on the fuel savings achieved during the trial they will potentially reduce their CO2 emissions by between eight and 11 tonnes annually per vehicle.

“We estimate the payback to be less than two years for them so, when you consider the total fuel and emission savings the technology can deliver throughout the life of an entire fleet, the benefits of the Fuel Saver Pack are clear.”

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