Select shows green credentials with First ever hybrid 'New Vulture'

Published:  18 November, 2015

Reading-based Select Environmental Services, has purchased two hybrid refuse collection vehicles from Geesinknorba. The recycling-led waste management business, which provides services throughout the Thames Valley, has purchased a Geesinknorba GPM III and Geesinknorba's new flagship vehicle the GPM IV – known as the 'New Vulture'.

Each rear-end-loading vehicle is fitted with Geesinknorba's latest hybrid technology which uses lithium-ion batteries to power the vehicle's lifting and compacting processes instead of relying on diesel engines to do so.

The batteries can be charged from any mains power-point, from a renewable energy source or by power take-off as the RCV travels between collections. A fully charged battery is enough to power the vehicle through a full day's operation on most collection rounds.

This results in major fuel savings, a significant reduction in CO2 and other emission gases and a much quieter operation enabling vehicles to work outside of traditional working hours without causing a disturbance.

The Geesinknorba bodies are mounted on Mercedes-Benz Econic chassis and are fitted with C-trace's certified dynamic container weighing and identification technology, enabling Select to offer both pay-by-weight and volume based charging.

These new multi-functional vehicles will be deployed to empty Eurocart bins and as traditional rear end loaders.

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