Paper Round, part of BPR Group, has received its very own fully electric-conversion vehicle from Refuse Vehicle Solution (RVS) as part of its effort to transform the future of resource management.

‘We are delighted that Paper Round continues to invest in our electric conversion solution,’ said Spencer Law, RVS Managing Director. ‘They have been a customer of ours for several years and we're pleased to be part of their ongoing sustainability commitment.’

Bill Swan, managing director at Brighton Paper Round, said: ‘We are pleased to have successfully trialled and received our first fully electric RCV from Refuse Vehicle Solutions. The new truck will enable us to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to London’s journey to net zero by 2050. In the ultimate demonstration of recycling, this truck started life as one of our diesel vehicles, which has been retrofitted to be fully electric.’

RVS have converted a Mercedes Econic 2630, 6x2 RS with a MOL VDK body and bin lift into a fully electric truck. It was being used by Paper Round as part of their commercial waste and recycling collection services in London. The RCV was converted from a diesel euro 5 engine to electric at RVS's headquarters in Berkeley using the innovative EMOSS technology. With zero emissions, this new addition will contribute towards reducing Paper Round's carbon footprint.

Launched in September 2020, the e-One electric conversion is zero noise, zero-emission and has a top speed of 56mph. It also saves around £91 a day compared to standard diesel vehicles, which achieve on average three miles per gallon.

The vehicle's range is around 250km which means that it can be used for long runs without charge. It can also be recharged quickly when needed, thanks to its innovative charging design.

Powered by lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries, the vehicle can produce up to 280kw of power with no independent charging system needed and comes with a five-year/3,000 charging cycle battery warranty.

RVS estimates an electric conversion will save up to £100,000 when compared to purchasing a new vehicle direct from a manufacturer.