The ultra-quiet and 100% electric vehicles – the first of their kind from Renault Trucks – will all be equipped with CP Davidson Titan refuse bodies, ready to service the households of the London Borough of Enfield.
Enfield Council’s cabinet member for Environment, Cllr Rick Jewell, said: ‘Enfield Council has been working with Renault Truck UK on a low entry cab electric vehicle that is suitable for refuse collection routes in a busy, large, London borough. This collaboration has resulted in Renault’s first ever 100% zero emission from tail pipe electric refuse collection vehicle, which went through extensive testing and road trials here in Enfield earlier this year.’
The new vehicles will enter full-time service in October/November 2022. The council aims to have 60% of the fleet electric by 2026 and 100% by 2030 as contracts come up for renewal.
Julian Minta, head of Fleet & Transport Operations at Enfield Council commented: ‘We have been working in partnership with Renault Trucks UK for a number of months and trialled two of their demonstrators. We are extremely happy with how they have performed in our operation – due to the high level of regeneration efficiency they have been coming back from our longer routes with over 30% remaining, far surpassing our initial expectations.’