Recycled electric bin lorry trial in Greenwich

28th June 2018
The electric bin lorry

A Royal Borough of Greenwich refuse collection vehicle has been repowered with an electric motor and will soon begin ‘real-world’ trials.

The 26-tonne battery-powered prototype will be tested alongside the council’s existing refuse fleet to make an economic case for repowering heavy commercial vehicles.

Magtec, which supplies electric vehicle drive systems, replaced the diesel engine and associated components. 

Magtec programme director Simon Buckley added: “This is a UK first and demonstrates Magtec’s commitment to innovation.

“Repowering a heavy goods vehicle with our electronic drivetrain not only extends its life, it also removes both noise and urban pollution.”

Read more on the Commercial Fleet website.