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RCV power diverted as engine is turned off

Canadian firm Effenco Hybrid Solutions is teaming up with Refuse Vehicle Solutions (RVS) to deliver Effenco’s patented Engine Stop Start hybrid system in the UK.

Stop-Start automatically turns the engine off when the truck is immobile and supplies alternative power to auxiliary systems such as bin lifts.

Spencer Law, RVS managing director said: “We were very impressed with the savings and environmental benefits offered by Effenco’s Stop Start system.  It can be fitted to most types of truck and offers average fuel savings of 25% per vehicle.”

Benoit Lacroix, Effenco vice president of marketing and sales added: “Based on our hybrid systems’ fuel savings performance in North America, it made sense to offer it in the UK where the desired environmental benefits will come with higher returns due to higher fuel costs.”

According to RVS, RCVs spend more than 50% of their operating time immobile yet 25% of total fuel consumption occurs during this time.

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