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RCVs converted to electric under trial

Veolia is to trial electric refuse collection vehicles (RCVs) charged by power derived from the waste they have collected.

The project in Sheffield will see two 26-tonne RCVs converted from diesel to electric power in a scheme to accelerate the transition to zero emission heavy goods vehicles.

The lorries will be powerful enough to negotiate 25% gradients when fully loaded, and are expected to be operational by the end of the year.

The project is backed by a grant from the Innovation Funding Service (Innovate UK), which will enable two repowered RCVs to be trialled during the next two years. The project will also convert an additional two RCVs that will be used in trials in London.

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