CTS Hire has added two new all-electric Renault Trucks 26-tonne refuse collection vehicles (eRCV’s) to its rental fleet.
Dealer RH Commercial Vehicles supplied CTS Hire with the E-Tech D Wide electric rear-steer chassis which have been paired with the Dennis Eagle OL21 bodies and Terberg Xtra bin lifts.
The trucks are powered by 4x 66kW lithium batteries, which are located in the wheelbase, and the vehicle comes with a charging port compatible with both AC and DC charging.
It allows for modes two, three and four charging from 22kW to 150kW, and a full recharge takes less than two hours with a fast (DC) charge or overnight on a conventional industrial outlet.
Due to its zero tailpipe emissions, the D Wide E-Tech can operate in Low Emission Zones and Ultra Low Emission Zones.
It also creates less noise, making it ideal for waste collection jobs.
Bob Sweetland, Managing Director, CTS Hire said, “Although some councils have been able to trial demonstration eRCVs for a week or two, this isn’t always enough time to make a proper evaluation.
“By adding these vehicles to our hire fleet, we are giving councils and fleet operators the opportunity to carry out a thorough appraisal of the technology over a few months or more.”
Paul Pearson, Commercial Director for RH Commercial Vehicles, said: “Our Nottingham workshop has recently become an authorised EV service and repairing dealer by Renault Trucks meaning we can become a leading supplier of vehicles that is better for our environment.”