Electra launches electric zero-emission waste fleet truck


Electra Commercial Vehicles, the Lancashire-based zero emissions truck manufacturer, has launched its all-new, 12.5-tonne eCargo, electric waste vehicle.

The truck, which features an allowance of 7900 kg, has been designed with a short wheelbase (3330 mm), and the configuration is especially well-suited for food waste collections.

With 140kWh of battery capacity and thermally managed batteries, it can operate in -30 – +50°C climates and has a range of up to 155 miles.

It also has a 150kW DC fast charge capability, meaning it can be double-shifted or exceed its range by more than 100 miles in under an hour.

Electra’s vehicles come with an eight-year battery warranty and have V2L capability meaning the trucks can charge other vehicles or supply three-phase power for events.

The Electra eCargo is being sold exclusively through the Guest Truck & Van and Sherwood Truck & Van dealerships and service centres.

Basildon Council recently acquired the first fleet of seven eCargo food waste vehicles fitted with Hillend Engineering Micro XHD bodies, which went into service in April.

Electra, founded in 2017, builds fully electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles on multiple chassis platforms.

Ben Smith, MD, of Electra Commercial Vehicles, said, ‘The eCargo is the perfect solution to meet the requirements of the Government’s new food waste collections regulations nationwide, producing zero-emissions and with a lead-time of under a year.

‘We offer strategic solutions for every waste application and are the first to build electric waste collection vehicles in the 12.5-tonne weight range and size.

‘We are delighted that we can now offer our clients zero-emission trucks suited to small and busy roads in city centres and narrow precincts, ideally suited for the stringent demands of operations in ultra-low-emissions zones.’


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